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Black veterans gather at Edward Gourdin Park
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Black veterans gather at Edward Gourdin Park
Before the Veteran’s Day program began on Guild Row, Robert Santiago, the city’s commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs, took a peek at the fenced-off General Edward O. Gourdin and African American Veterans Park — a triangle-shaped parcel of green space at the intersection of Malcolm X Boulevard and Washington Street.
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A place of recognition for Puerto Rican vets
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A place of recognition for Puerto Rican vets
Growing up, Brenda Samuels knew her father, Jose Santiago, was a big deal in the military. But as a lieutenant colonel with the 82nd Airborne Division, a unit that specialized in covert operations, he wasn’t at liberty to discuss with his family the operations in which he was involved.
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