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Battle of Wake Island 75th anniversary: honoring the sacrifice of the Wake defenders
WAKE ISLAND ATOLL-- U.S. Air Force Col. Frank Flores, Pacific Air Forces Regional Support Center commander, speaks to attendees during the Battle of Wake Island 75th anniversary ceremony. The Battle of Wake Island occured just a few hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. "We honor those brave souls who were lost and those who suffered tremendously," Flores said. "We carry on the tradition of service, dedication and courage through our actions on this island today." (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier)

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Photo by: Tech. Sgt. John Gordinier |  VIRIN: 161208-F-ZB121-005.JPG