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American Red Cross - Groups - American Red Cross Commissioners in Italy. Standing at the left is John James Byrne, member of the American Red Cross Mission to Italy, Major Byrne is a lawyer of national reputation and Vice President of the State Bar Association of N.Y. retired from his profession to take up Red Cross work in Italy. Lt. Col. Robert J. Perkins (right) was regent of the University of the state of New York, as well as President of one of the largest industrial organizations in the U.s, Director of one of New York's greatest banks and President of the Neurological Institute. At the outbreak of the war he presented his yacht to the Government and became Red Cross Commissioner to Italy. Col. Apolloni, (center) is head of the Comitate Civili of Rome. This photo was taken on the terrace of the Villa Aurelia, their Italian home

Artwork: "A Proud Profession" Artist: Dennis Lin

The gunner's coin, about the size of a U.S. quarter, identifies members of the unique profession

Iraqis stand before the audience in the Convention Center with their medals of Valor and Sacrifice for their unselfishness and loyalty to their country during previous wars at a recognition ceremony held in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. They are being given recognition for past bravery to show they will be recognized for future bravery under the new Iraqi government. Since the end of major combat operations, the Iraqi Police Service (IPS), Facility Protection Service (FPS), and Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) worked to hire, train, equip, and employ personnel throughout the city in a profession that often requires selfless service, sacrifice, and valor in the line of duty

US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) Martin E. Dempsey, 1ST Armored Division (AD), gives a few remarks to the Iraqis who served unselfishly during previous wars in Iraq at a recognition ceremony held in the Convention Center in Baghdad, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. They are being given recognition for past bravery to show they will be recognized for future bravery under the new Iraqi government. Since the end of major combat operations, the Iraqi Police Service (IPS), Facility Protection Service (FPS), and Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC) worked to hire, train, equip, and employ personnel throughout the city in a profession that often requires selfless service, sacrifice, and...

Emmitsburg, Md., July 24, 2013 -- Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness Timothy Manning joins in the photo with the first cohort of the National Emergency Management Executive Academy. The role of the Academy is to advance the emergency management profession and its executive leadership

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