Velia Alaniz leans forward while holding on to the shadow box with the U.S. flag given to her and her husband after her son Paul Gilbert Alaniz Jr. was killed in action during the Vietnam War. Mrs. Alaniz and her husband Paul Sr. (a World War II Navy Veteran) attended the rededication ceremony of the VA outpatient clinic in Corpus Christi, Texas, held on April 27, 2018. (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs photo by Luis H. Loza Gutierrez)

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