Dempsey Attends USO's Annual Gala in North Carolina

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets the bass drummer of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums before the USO of North Carolina's 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012. The gala honored six service members stationed or deployed from North Carolina, and two of the state's community members.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents a signature coin to a wounded Marine during the USO of North Carolina’s 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Members of the Wake & District Public Safety Pipes and Drums begin the formal portion of the USO of North Carolina’s 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks at the USO of North Carolina's 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • USO officials, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Kris Kristofferson, actor and songwriter, pose for photos with the honorees of the USO of North Carolina's 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Kris Kristofferson, actor and songwriter, right, shakes hands with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the conclusion of the USO of North Carolina’s 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen
  • Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, exits the USO of North Carolina's 8th annual Salute to Freedom Gala in Raleigh, N.C., Oct. 27, 2012.  DOD photo by D. Myles Cullen