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Gates, Mullen support 'Stand up for Heroes' (American Forces Press Service)
July 05, 2011
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke for the need for enduring support for service members at a fundraising event for wounded warriors and their families.
The Defense Department leaders spoke before a crowd of about 800 who gathered in the Ronald Reagan Building here for the Bob Woodruff Foundation's 'Stand Up For Heroes' event.
"I would like to thank Bob and Lee Woodruff for all they've done and continue to do for our wounded warriors and their families," Secretary Gates said.
Families of the wounded have sacrificed and suffered much, the secretary said, adding, "America is grateful and eternally in your debt for the care and support you provide every single day to our heroes."
Secretary Gates told the wounded veterans in attendance, "I am continually amazed by your grit and your resilience." Click here to view more