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Valencia Adams, of Bowie, Md., wipes tears from her eyes after getting a pencil rubbing of the name of her father Army Pvt. Phillip C. Adams who was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1970 after being in country for 6 months, as she visits the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Veteran's Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Her son is retiring soon from the military after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Photo by: ROD LAMKEY JR
Valencia Adams, of Bowie, Md., wipes tears from her eyes after getting a pencil rubbing of the name of her father Army Pvt. Phillip C. Adams who was killed in Vietnam on May 5, 1970 after being in country for 6 months, as she visits the wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial during Veteran's Day weekend in Washington, D.C. Her son is retiring soon from the military after tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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