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Midshipman Kevin Joseph Hillery, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a falling tree during his junior year, shakes hands with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (third from right) as he takes the stage to receive his diploma during graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (left) and Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (second from left) stand on the main stage at the beginning of graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Graduation is held for the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington)

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** FILE ** Retired Marine Corps Gen. James L. Jones testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in this Sept. 6, 2007, file photo. (AP Photo/Dennis Cook, File)

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** FILE ** Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a news conference at the Pentagon outside Washington on Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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This advertising poster was distributed at Marine Corps recruiting stations as part of a new Corps television, Web and print advertising campaign launched in March 2012. (Associated Press/U.S. Marine Corps)

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"He's speaking for my Marine Corps," Melissa Campbell recalls thinking about a man claiming to be a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

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**FILE** Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis testifies July 10, 2010, on Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Marine Sgt. Benjamin Johns walks to a courtroom at the Legal Services Center at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Kent Nishimura, File)

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President Obama gets a mouthful of fingers from Cooper Wall Wagner, 8 months, as he poses for a photo with the infant and his parents, Greg and Meredith Wagner, during a visit to Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Sunday in Kaneohe, Hawaii. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gen. James F. Amos is commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. (Associated Press)

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Actress Mila Kunis rests her hand over her heart during the playing of the National Athem at the 236th Marine Corps birthday ball in Greenville, N.C., on Friday. Her date, Sgt. Scott Moore, is behind her. (Associated Press)

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Tezata Dengersa, 30, of Turkey, greets family after crossing the finish line in 2:45:28 to win the women's division of the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Tezata Dengersa , 30, of Turkey, crosses the finish line in 2:45:28 to win the women's division of the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Chad Ware, of Wheeling, Ill., a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and a member of the U.S. Army running team, wins the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in a time of 2:19:16 in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)

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Chad Ware, of Wheeling, Ill., a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and a member of the U.S. Army running team, climbs the final hill to win the 36th Marine Corps Marathon in a time of 2:19:16 in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 30, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)