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    Military Leadership

    Former Joint Chiefs of Staff chair Peter Pace talked about his military experiences and leadership. This talk was part of an annual conference hosted by the American Veterans Center.

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    Recollections from World War II

    Three World War II veterans talked about their experiences as fighter pilots. This talk was part of a three day conference hosted by the American Veterans Center.

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Three Medal of Honor recipients from the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan spoke about their experiences. The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for valor during combat given…

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    Women Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    U.S. Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Mary Cunningham (Retired) and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Angela Maness talked about their personal experiences as women trailblazers in the…

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    101st Airborne in World War II

    Colonel Edward Shames (Retired), one of the original members of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, recalled his World War II experiences. Colonel Shames told the story of the “Screamin' Eagles”…

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    Silver Star Medal Recipients

    Two Silver Star recipients spoke about their experiences in the Vietnam War and Korean War. The Silver Star is the third-highest military combat decoration that can be awarded to a member…

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    World War II and the Holocaust

    Holocaust survivors Henry Greenbaum and Emanuel “Manny” Mandel talked about how they were singled out, sent to concentration camps, and eventually liberated. The two survivors were joined by Colonel Edward…

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    World War II Legends and Trailblazers

    World War II veterans and others talked about their wartime experiences and accomplishments in the face of racial and gender prejudices. This program was part of the American Veterans…

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    First SEALs

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, First SEALs: The Untold Story of the Forging of America’s Most Elite Unit, in which he recounts the beginnings of the U.S. Navy SEALs, first formed…

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    Medal of Honor Recipients

    Medal of Honor recipients talked about their inspirations for joining the military and how they believe receiving the medal changed the perceptions of those around them, including their…

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    Reminiscences on Military Service

    Former Marine Corps Commandant General P.X. Kelley (Ret.) talked about his life and career from witnessing the Pearl Harbor attack as a boy, through the Vietnam War, to being commandant of…

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    American Veterans Center 17th Annual Conference Opening Remarks

    Major General Mark Brilakis opened the American Veterans Center’s conference with an overview of the distinguished veterans and active duty personnel from World War II to the present day…

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    The Last Air Force Ace Pilot

    Retired Brigadier General Steve Ritchie, called the “Last Flying Ace", told the story of an effort to rescue a comrade in the Vietnam War. The only Air Force "Ace” pilot from the Vietnam…

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    Coast Guard Responsibilities

    Coast Guard officers talked about their responsibilities and how they had changed since September 11, 2001. American Veterans Center 17th Annual Conference and Honors took place November…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Members of the Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experiences in World War II, including the segregation and discrimination they faced while serving. American Veterans Center 17th Annual…

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    World War II Veterans

    Veterans of World War II talked about their experiences during the war, including those of the "Doolittle Raiders, who conducted the first air raid on Japan in the spring of 1942. American…

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    Serving in World War II

    The only surviving Navajo Code Talker and a fighter pilot from World War II talk about how they were drafted and their experiences in the war.

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    Medal of Honor

    Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha (Ret.), recipient of the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award for valor, talked about his actions in the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan…

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    Tuskegee Airmen

    Several of the original Tuskegee Airmen talked about their experience in World War II and the obstacles they faced. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference…

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    Korean War Marines

    Two Korean War veterans talked about the 60th anniversary of the Korean War and their experiences as marines in Korea. This event was part of the American Veterans Center Annual Conference…

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