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Tech. Sgt. Matthew Zien speaks to students for Veterans Day Nov. 13, 2013, at Cimarron Elementary in Aurora, Colo. Zien hit his lowest low when he nearly lost his life in 2012 to medical issues, and relapsed into post-traumatic stress syndrome. He uses public speaking engagements and mentoring sessions to inspire resiliency for both the public and the Airmen he works with. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic
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