Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin in the green room

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Operation Mend founder Ron Katz (l.) and Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin (r.)
Operation Mend founder Ron Katz (l.) and Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin (r.)
Drew Katchen | msnbc.com

Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin received the IAVA Veteran Leadership award Wednesday night in New York City, and he joined Morning Joe along with Operation Mend founder Ron Katz to discuss the award and the Operation Mend program, which serves Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

Meeting Cpl. Mankin was a complete honor, and he was more than willing to ham it up for the camera and be a joker for the camera. I ultimately chose this shot because it best depicts the vibe in the green room before his interview.

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Marine Corporal Aaron Mankin in the green room

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