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PACIFIC OCEAN,June 3,2014.Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jeffrey Harris,Lawton,Okla.,left,provides course of fire during live-fire exercise aboard USN's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.(USN Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Paolo Bayas)

Navajo Codetalker, Roy Hawthorne USMC~ This elder walked a two mile parade route. Two Navajo Marines helped him through the last half mile. Much honor and respect.

Double leg amputee and Commander of Fort Belvoir, Army Colonel Greg Gadson: "When I see folks with new injuries I tell them: I know it's hard, but the fact is that you're talking to me and the worst of it is over if you want it to be. And be grateful. You're alive." ( We are honored to have served COL Gadson and to have had him as our distinguished speaker last week in New York. Photo by Mark Thiessen

Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, was killed 2/2/2013 while assisting fellow veterans. He served with the SEAL Team 3 Sniper Element Charlie platoon, was the most lethal sniper in US history, with 160 confirmed kills and another 95 probables. He was known to his enemies as Al-Shaitan Ramad (The Devil of Ramadi). He earned 2 Silver Stars, 5 Bronze Stars with Valor, 2 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation. Chris leaves behind his wife Taya, two…