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The U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 enters onto the field for the start of their graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 enters onto the field for the start of their graduation ceremony at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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4th Class Midshipmen with the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 wait for their graduation ceremony to begin at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Coast Guard Ensign Kaleb Fall stationed in Alameda, Ca., left, tosses a football in the stadium parking lot while he and his brother 4th Class Midshipmen Carson Fall, right, wait for the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 graduation ceremony to begin at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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4th Class Midshipmen with the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 wait for their graduation ceremony to begin at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Midshipmen Plebes Langston Williams, left, and Nickos Leondaridis-Mena, right, stand on the upper level of the stadium before graduation is held for the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Midshipmen 3rd Class Stephen Perez, bottom right, 4th Class Viktor Greve, top right, and 4th Class Georgiy Zotkin, left, talk at one of the entrances to the stadium before graduation is held for the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 tosses their hats in the air as they graduate at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Midshipman Kevin Joseph Hillery, who was paralyzed from the waist down by a falling tree during his junior year, shakes hands with Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (third from right) as he takes the stage to receive his diploma during graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks during the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus (left) and Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (second from left) stand on the main stage at the beginning of graduation ceremonies for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels fly over the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Naval Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Graduation is held for the U.S. Navy Academy's class of 2012 at the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington)

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** FILE ** Marine Corps Gen. John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, listens during a news conference at the Pentagon outside Washington on Monday, March 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

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This advertising poster was distributed at Marine Corps recruiting stations as part of a new Corps television, Web and print advertising campaign launched in March 2012. (Associated Press/U.S. Marine Corps)

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"He's speaking for my Marine Corps," Melissa Campbell recalls thinking about a man claiming to be a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient.

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