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DAILY REPORT: Supporting Veterans, DADT, First Black Warship Cmdr, New Generation, TBI, and more

Appreciating and supporting our veterans - Support for veterans exists today thanks to the pioneers of World War I and II. On Veterans Day we need to continue to thank all of them from the earliest days of our history to current times. Marines' new leader: Keep policy on gays in military - The new commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps says now is the wrong time to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. Destroyer named in honor of late black Naval officer - The late Vice Adm. Samuel L. Gravely Jr., the first African American to command a warship in the U.S. Navy, is to be honored by having a vessel named for him when the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely is commissioned Nov. 20. Pendleton Marine loses leg after freeway crash - Lance Cpl. Jordon Sickinger, 19, lost his left leg after he crashed into a guardrail Thursday on I-5 on his way to Camp Pendleton. New generation of troops inherit long Afghan war ' Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams was in 5th grade math class when hijacked jetliners slammed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Adams, 20, is now serving in a Marine battalion battling Taliban gunmen, many of whom were also just kids on Sept. 11, 2001. The signature injury of this war ' DoD says about 150,000 soldiers are living with traumatic Brain Injury. But the independent research group Rand found two years ago that about 320,000 are actually suffering from brain injury.