DoD Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
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DoD Hosts 17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast

By Rudi Williams
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2002 —
Americans were able to stand united after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on America because of efforts of such people as Martin Luther King Jr., Chaplain of the Coast Guard (Navy Capt.) Leroy Gilbert told the audience today at DoD's 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. annual breakfast.

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Sixth-Grader Wins MLK School Essay Contest

Sixth-grader Samantha Hewt, 12, was happy to win the DoD-sponsored Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest at Washingtonís John Tyler Elementary School, but she was nervous about reading the essay to a large Pentagon audience.

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Where Were You the Day Martin Luther King Died?

By Rudi Williams
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2002 — Where were you and what were you doing when Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tenn.?

Asked these questions, some DoD personnel who are old enough to remember responded similarly and as if the day is branded in memory.

They were also asked how King's death affected them and what their impressions are of his work to make America a better place for all Americans.
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