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Drinks wait to be served at the tent at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., where about 70 living Medal of Honor recipients were headed to participate in their annual convention.
Drinks wait to be served at the tent at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., where about 70 living Medal of Honor recipients were headed to participate in their annual convention. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Drinks wait to be served at the tent at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., where about 70 living Medal of Honor recipients were headed to participate in their annual convention.
Drinks wait to be served at the tent at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., where about 70 living Medal of Honor recipients were headed to participate in their annual convention. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipients start to trickle into the lunch portion of their convention on Sept. 19, 2013.
Medal of Honor recipients start to trickle into the lunch portion of their convention on Sept. 19, 2013. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Brian Thacker arrives for the luncheon portion of the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013.
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Brian Thacker arrives for the luncheon portion of the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Musicians arrive at the luncheon for the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013. The lunch was held at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., near where the famous Civil War battle took place.
Musicians arrive at the luncheon for the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013. The lunch was held at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa., near where the famous Civil War battle took place. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
A Medal of Honor recipient arrives for lunch for the annual Medal of Honor convention on Sept. 19, 2013.
A Medal of Honor recipient arrives for lunch for the annual Medal of Honor convention on Sept. 19, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
A musician smiles for the camera as he walks to the stage for the annual Medal of Honor Society convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House.
A musician smiles for the camera as he walks to the stage for the annual Medal of Honor Society convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
Two Medal of Honor recipients chat during lunch during the annual convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa., near where the famous Civil War battle took place.
Two Medal of Honor recipients chat during lunch during the annual convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa., near where the famous Civil War battle took place. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
A Medal of Honor recipient gets off the bus where he and other recipients of the medal were going to be dining. The lunch was part of the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention.
A Medal of Honor recipient gets off the bus where he and other recipients of the medal were going to be dining. The lunch was part of the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
A member of the Navy JROTC fixes another member's uniform while they wait to greet Medal of Honor recipients. They were from North Plainfield High School in New Jersey.
A member of the Navy JROTC fixes another member's uniform while they wait to greet Medal of Honor recipients. They were from North Plainfield High School in New Jersey. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Leo Thorsness chats with people during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention. This year it was held at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa.
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Leo Thorsness chats with people during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention. This year it was held at the Eisenhower House at Gettysburg, Pa. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
The Color Guard leaves the tent where Medal of Honor recipients were about to enjoy their lunch during their annual convention.
The Color Guard leaves the tent where Medal of Honor recipients were about to enjoy their lunch during their annual convention. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta speaks with Navy JROTC members from North Plainfield High School during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013.
Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta speaks with Navy JROTC members from North Plainfield High School during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention on Sept. 19, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipients and theirs guests enjoy lunch during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa.
Medal of Honor recipients and theirs guests enjoy lunch during the Medal of Honor Society's annual convention, held this year at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Eisenhower, talks about the president during the luncheon.
Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Eisenhower, talks about the president during the luncheon. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
A Medal of Honor recipient laughs during lunch, which was part of the annual Medal of Honor Society convention. This year the multi-day event was held at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa.
A Medal of Honor recipient laughs during lunch, which was part of the annual Medal of Honor Society convention. This year the multi-day event was held at the Eisenhower House in Gettysburg, Pa. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Gary Wetzel arrives for the annual Medal of Honor Society's convention at Gettysburg, Pa. in September, 2013.
Medal of Honor recipient and Vietnam veteran Gary Wetzel arrives for the annual Medal of Honor Society's convention at Gettysburg, Pa. in September, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta adjusts his medal at the start of lunch during one day of the multi-day annual convention of the Medal of Honor Society.
Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta adjusts his medal at the start of lunch during one day of the multi-day annual convention of the Medal of Honor Society. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
Clinton Romesha, left, takes a moment to chat with fellow Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta on Sept. 19, 2013.
Clinton Romesha, left, takes a moment to chat with fellow Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta on Sept. 19, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)
A Medal of Honor recipient talks to the crowd at the annual convention of the Medal of Honor Society on Sept. 19, 2013.
A Medal of Honor recipient talks to the crowd at the annual convention of the Medal of Honor Society on Sept. 19, 2013. (C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes)
A Medal of Honor recipient salutes Navy JROTC members as he leaves the lunch portion of the Medal of Honor Society convention on Sept. 19, 2013.
A Medal of Honor recipient salutes Navy JROTC members as he leaves the lunch portion of the Medal of Honor Society convention on Sept. 19, 2013. (Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes)

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