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04/07/2022 02:00 PM EDT

Marine Corps Veteran Marco Polo Smigliani received a Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War. He was a crew member of SS Columbia Eagle, the first American ship to be hijacked in 150 years.

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04/07/2022 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Marion Frederic Ramírez de Arellano, who was the first Hispanic naval officer to command a submarine.

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04/07/2022 10:00 AM EDT

K9 Ripp, a black labrador retriever, saves hours of man work when looking for a lost person or patient. He can rapidly find hidden drugs and his presence alone is a deterrent.

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04/07/2022 09:01 AM EDT

This week’s America250 salute is Navy Veteran George Wahlen who served received a Medal of Honor for his actions at Iwo Jima in World War II.

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04/06/2022 04:00 PM EDT

While on deployment, Marino became confused, forgetful, angry, and depressed, and he struggled to perform his regular duties. “The depression took me to a very, very dark place, and I was quite ready to take my own life,” he said.

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