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United States Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) presents a framed citation accompanying the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Steven Spielberg (right) on August 11, 1999, in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.  Cohen presented Spielberg the award in recognition of the impact his movie “Saving Private Ryan” has had on the American people.   According to the citation accompanying the medal, “... Mr. Spielberg helped to reconnect the American public with its military men and women, while rekindling a deep sense of gratitude for the daily sacrifices they make on the front lines of our Nation’s defense.”                                             Mandatory Credit: Helene Stikkel / DoD via CNP
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United States Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (left) presents a framed citation accompanying the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Steven Spielberg (right) on August 11, 1999, in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Cohen presented Spielberg the award in recognition of the impact his movie “Saving Private Ryan” has had on the American people. According to the citation accompanying the medal, “... Mr. Spielberg helped to reconnect the American public with its military men and women, while rekindling a deep sense of gratitude for the daily sacrifices they make on the front lines of our Nation’s defense.” Mandatory Credit: Helene Stikkel / DoD via CNP

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Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 11 Aug 1999
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Helene Stikkel - DoD via CNP
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