Armed Forces Foundation Gala Dinner

Crutches and combat boots featured in Tuesday’s dinner to honor wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Wounded warrior Corporal Mark Lang with Buzz Hefti, a former principal assistant deputy secretary of defense. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Armed Forces Foundation president Patricia Driscoll with Mark Little, a double amputee who was wounded in Iraq. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

General Ray Odierno, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, with Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

US Army commanding general John Mulholland, Major Don Kingston, and Alexandria mayor Bill Euille. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Master Gunnery Sergeant Eric Ridgeway, Corporal Dalton Revier, Holly Rudder, and Brigadier General Steve Rudder. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Armed Forces Foundation president Patricia Driscoll in her desert combat boots. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Rear Admiral Tom Copeman with Air Force vice-chief of staff Phillip Breedlove. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

The boots, the boots, it’s all about the desert combat boots, to show support for the troops. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Food Network celebrity Anne Burrell gets fitted for a pair of combat boots.

Representative Darrell Issa arrives at his table. Seated are NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, Antoinette McIntyre, and AFF president Patricia Driscoll. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Italian ambassador Claudio Bisogniero and Charles Boyer. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

The presentation of the colors as the AFF gala dinner began. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

Fatia Albanese, Karen Vaughn, Representative Bill Shuster, Representative Adam Kinzinger, Greg Walters, David Morris, and Kevin Rozelsky. Photograph by James R. Brantley.

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