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Retired Capt. Guy Gruters, a Vietnam prisoner of war who was confined with Capt. Lance P. Sijan during his final days, speaks on how Sijan changed his life during an event at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., April 17, 2019. Sijan was the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor for his bravery and courage while evading capture and during his subsequent captivity as a prisoner of war after being shot down over Vietnam Nov. 9, 1967. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor)

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