Brig. Gen. James Melin, USAFR (Ret.) shakes the forearm and thanks Purple Heart recipient, Staff Sgt. Octavio Sanchez, USMC (Ret.), after the Memorial Day ceremony at Riverside National Cemetery, May 28. Sgt Sanchez was the keynote speaker for the service.Â He suffered third degree burns over 70 percent of his body and face in 2005 when a makeshift roadside bomb detonated at his location in Ramadi, Iraq.
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