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Posted 2/15/2012

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By Kristen Skopeck
Public Affairs

During President Obama’s State of the Union Address from the United States Capitol Jan. 24, he mentioned a recent visit to Andrews Air Force Base where he welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. He said, together, they offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought, and several thousand gave their lives.

The words had profound meaning for the District’s Security Officer Master Sgt. Bernie Lujan who was wounded in Afghanistan and was attending as a member of the Warriors in Transition Program from New Mexico.

After the address, Lujan was able to meet the President and members of Congress. He said the experience is one he will never forget.

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