Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates presents Coast Guard Petty Officer Lake Downham with the American Legion Spirit of Service Award with National Commander Clarence E. HIll, left, and Ben Stein, right, actor and comedian, during the 92nd National Convention of the American Legion in Milwaukee, Aug. 31, 2010. To receive this recognition, an individual must be an outstanding military professional and actively involved in community volunteer projects during off-duty hours.
DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
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