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NEW YORK -- Marine veteran, Cpl. Aaron Mankin, participated in the 92st Anniversary of The New York City Veterans Day Parade, here, Nov. 11. Makin was  On May 11th, 2005, he was wounded when the 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle he was traveling in rolled over an improvised explosive device and was propelled 10 feet in the air. He has undergone more than 60 surgeries and acts as a spokemen for wounded service members. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the recently awarded Marine Medal of Honor recipient, rode in the parade. Major Gen. Melvin Spiese, Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, represented the Marine Corps as one of the reviewing officials of the parade. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)
111111-M-0000S-004.jpg Photo By: Sgt. Randall A. Clinton

Nov 11, 2011
New York, NY - NEW YORK -- Marine veteran, Cpl. Aaron Mankin, participated in the 92st Anniversary of The New York City Veterans Day Parade, here, Nov. 11. Makin was On May 11th, 2005, he was wounded when the 26-ton amphibious assault vehicle he was traveling in rolled over an improvised explosive device and was propelled 10 feet in the air. He has undergone more than 60 surgeries and acts as a spokemen for wounded service members. The parade is hosted by the United War Veterans Council, Inc. on behalf of the City of New York. It is the oldest and largest of its kind in the nation. Since November 11, 1919, the parade has provided an opportunity for Americans and International visitors to honor those who have served in the nation’s largest city. Sgt. Dakota Meyer, the recently awarded Marine Medal of Honor recipient, rode in the parade. Major Gen. Melvin Spiese, Deputy Commanding General, I Marine Expeditionary Force, represented the Marine Corps as one of the reviewing officials of the parade. (Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / RELEASED)


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