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Welcome back live everybody -- that's -- Memorial Day weekend the nation honors her heroes and our armed forces.
Before you meet some of the few the proud the United States Marines some of them just back from Iraq we begin our tribute with the president of the United States and the secretary of defense.
Must and will honor the service of our troops in the sacrifices of their friends can mean something as simple as saying thank you to a -- -- you pass on the street.
That's what Memorial Day is all about.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates today addressed the 970.
Strong West Point graduating class at the united states military can't you make your decision to serve knowing not only that America was -- war in doing so you -- courage.
And patriotism of the highest order I was privileged to begin this weekend with a crack team of Marines who fly one of the most unusual aircraft ever flown in combat.
The -- combination airplane and helicopters revolution and the like most random weapons systems of the world's first production until river -- -- Had a long very expensive but even they don't development -- Now the originals have been ironed out in the United States great.
Some air force and navy units have now deployed defeat when it is incumbent.
Knows that this crew served within range Alberta squadron 16.
Did you know what the current threat 2008 -- -- wrong.
Now the -- -- back home in the Carolina.
US military leaders are so confident that the -- when he -- now that our top commander General David Petraeus.
Used when when he was in Iraq.
And so -- the president of the united they work during then candidate Obama's high profile trip to Baghdad in 2008.
But just designate just didn't begin putting the beach 42 through its impressive Mason's.
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Tied is that Smith Scott McCarron it's his major Bryan Smith and his mates with the 162 marine medium -- order squadron -- here in New York to help celebrate.
Fleet week so what did go to my amendment.
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Often -- there like that he's got you OK I'm I'm fine and -- the top and move them.
-- -- My eyes -- -- that my head and -- to get ahead.
And -- -- you guys enjoying your time here fleet week in New York -- absolutely -- -- -- -- this week and how that he'll be back from Iraq and back in North Carolina.
It's awesome it's disagree and be back in New York just really post -- -- -- you.
I love it I volunteered for when a ticket sales.
So you know I.
I love this aircraft.
Because if it works and I and purity is gone to now it gives us -- new weapon in our arsenal are -- -- that 1980 raid after they took over the US embassy in in Tehran in Iran.
We had choppers going across the desert the -- -- -- screwed up from the -- they failed them this in was aborted brave men you know got banged up pretty bad but that.
-- would've made it.
By you as you saw it's an it's an amazing aircraft and has an amazing capability.
It far exceeds anything we've had the past as far as air that's concerned -- -- personal lesson here.
Do you drink beer you drink beer I'll buy it -- -- I think -- have.
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