Puerto Rico Memorial Day

Puerto Rico Memorial Day

Former U.S. Marine and Vietnam veteran Gunnery Sgt. Armando Rivera Lopez, 55, pays his respects at the grave of a friend with whom he served during the last years of the Vietnam War at the National Cemetery on Memorial Day, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 25, 2009. A former sniper who joined the Marines right out of high school, Rivera told the story of how he and his long-serving father both wound up helping defend different ends of Tan Son Nhat Airbase in Saigon during the U.S. evacuation in the last days of American military involvement in Vietnam. Rivera recounted how his father, who he said had served almost continuously in Vietnam since starting as an advisor in 1963, went missing in action on April 26th, 1975. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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May 25, 2009 08:01:06 AM
May 25, 2009 09:57:47 PM
Brennan Linsley
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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