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"The View" Salutes Our Military

By Marisa Dabney | Aug 11th, 2015

Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie PerezNicolle Wallace, Raven-Symoné, salute the Military.

Taya Kyle Joins "The View" Hot Topics Table
Taya Kyle, author of "American Wife" and wife of the late Chris Kyle, joined Hot Topics on today's show.  Taya talked about her husband who penned "American Sniper," which was turned into a film last year. She explains that her book "American Wife" is about family and joins "The View" co-hosts in saluting the U.S. Military. 

Taya Kyle Joins 'The View' Hot Topics Table|Taya Kyle joins The View Hot Topics table.|Taya Kyle, author of "American Wife" and the wife of the late Chris Kyle, who penned "American Sniper", explains that her book is about family. She joins "The View" co-hosts in saluting the U.S. Military and talks about how she keeps Chris' memory alive. Chris was different after several tours of duty and before his tragic death. Taya feels she could have helped more as a mother, person and friend if she'd known then about what Chris was going through.

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Veterans of the Military and "Dancing with the Stars": J.R. Martinez and Noah Galloway
J.R. Martinez and Noah Galloway are both veterans of the military and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." J.R. jokes on "Dancing with the Stars" he had better moves than Noah. Noah joked back that he looked better with his shirt off. Nicolle Wallace raises the point that there is a struggle for civilians and veterans to understand one another. J.R. says to move past that struggle people need to see veterans as more than just veterans.

J.R. Martinez and Noah Galloway on 'The View'|J.R. and Noah are veterans of the Military and Dancing with the Stars.|J.R. Martinez and Noah Galloway are both veterans of the Military and ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." J.R. jokes he had better moves than Noah. Noah joked back that he looked better with his shirt off. Both men spend time educating others about what it means to serve and how they recovered from the injuries they sustained while serving. Nicolle Wallace raises the point that there is a struggle for civilians and veterans to understand one another. J.R. says to move past that struggle people need to see veterans as more than veterans.

General David Petraeus Talks About Team Rubicon
General David Petraeus talks about homegrown threats to the U.S. Military bases. He is also joined by two veterans who both served in Afghanistan and work with him on Team Rubicon. Team Rubicon was created to serve Veterans by serving others.

General David Petraeus Talks Team Rubicon on 'The View'|General Petraeus talks about Team Rubicon along with two Veterans.|General David Petraeus talks about homegrown threats to the U.S. Military bases. He is also joined by two veterans who both served in Afghanistan and work with Team Rubicon. One went into the air force to make a difference beyond academics. The other was inspired by watching David Petraeus and wanted to work for smart forward thinking leaders. Team Rubicon was created to serve Veterans by serving others.

Jose Armenta and His Dog Zenit
Jose Armenta grew up in a tough neighborhood and enlisted in the Marines because he wanted stability and structure. He got those things along with a sense of honor. He became a Marine dog handler. At first he did not want to form a bond with Zenit because such an attachment is dangerous in this job as the mission must come first. In 2011 Jose was injured while he and Zenit were on duty. They were separated as Jose recovered and Zenit was assigned to another handler.  After a year Jose and Zenit were re-united.

Jose Armenta and his Dog Zenit on 'The View'|Veteran Jose Armenta and his dog Zenit survived an IED explosion.|Jose Armenta grew up in a tough neighborhood and enlisted in the Marines because he wanted stability and structure. He got those things along with a sense of honor. He became a Marine dog handler. At first he did not want to form a bond with Zenit because such an attachment is dangerous in this job as the mission must come first. In 2011 Jose was injured while he and Zenit were on duty. They were separated as Jose recovered and Zenit was assigned to another handler. After a year Jose and Zenit were re-united.

Lee Ann Womack Performs
In additon to performing on "The View" Lee Ann also entertained the troops at Fort Campbell on the July 4th holiday.

Lee Ann Womack Performs on 'The View'|Lee Ann Womack peforms as The View salutes the troops.|Lee Ann Womack performs as "The View" salutes the Military. Lee Ann also performed for the troops at Fort Campbell on the July 4th holiday.

 

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