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Courtesy photo AFDW commander presents Purple Heart to WWII vet
Maj. Gen. James A. Jacobson, Air Force District of Washington commander, hosted a Purple Heart award ceremony July 14, 2017 at the U.S. Air Force Memorial, Arlington, Va. Jacobson presented the prestigious award to 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano for wounds he incurred during a forced march as a World War II prisoner of war in Germany.
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Retired Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin speaks briefly before taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. There was also a four-ship P-51 Mustang flyover, as well as a concert performed by the Air Force Band.  (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) Greatest generation honored during wreath laying, AF band concert
As the sun began to set over the National Capitol Region, several hundred people gathered at the Air Force Memorial with the District of Columbia-city landscape as the backdrop to witness a wreath-laying event, followed by a concert performed by the United States Air Force Band Aug. 14.
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