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In the Colorado Springs High School yearbook photo, a young Daniel Griffin smiles. He graduated in 1928 and enlisted in the Navy in 1930. (PPLD collection)
Steve Bird, U.S. Army Chemical Material Activities, demonstrates Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, how the more than 780,000 chemical weapons will be deconstructed beginning as early as this fall at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot. The explosive destruction system shown is an earlier version first used at the Rocky Mountain Arsonel. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Jim Downing, a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, salutes the Patriot Guard Riders as he enters Lewis-Palmer Middle School to talk to students on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Downing will head to Pearl Harbor this weekend for the 75th anniversary of the attack. Photo by Stacie Scott, The Gazette
Soldiers tie down Bradley Fighting Vehicles to the deck of a rail car Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division loads track and wheeled vehicles onto rail cars at Fort Carson. The 2,800 vehicles are bound for nine countries in central and eastern Europe where soldiers are being deployed in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
The new VA Outpatient Clinic opened Monday, August 18, 2014, at 3141 Centennial Blvd.  (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
The new VA Outpatient Clinic opened Monday, August 18, 2014, at 3141 Centennial Blvd. (The Gazette/Jerilee Bennett)
Members of a Fort Carson field artillery Salute Battery fired a salute Monday, November 21, 2016, for Col. Christopher T. Donahue, 4th Infantry Division Deputy Commander. The honor took place at a ceremony where Donahue was promoted to brigadier general. Photo by Mark Reis, The Gazette
Jason McDonald holds the snowboard Burton made for him to replace the stolen one he had as a tribute to his buddy and comrade Chris Simpson who was killed in Iraq Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his Colorado Springs home. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)