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Diamond in the rough: Airman’s recovery from a haunted past

Master Sgt. Vernon Davenport has the tattoo of his late grandfather, J.D. Davenport, a World War II and Korean War veteran, to symbolize their close relationship during his childhood. Davenport was abused and neglected by his parents and spent the summers with his grandparents, who helped raise him before they passed. Davenport is the first sergeant of the 35th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Derek VanHorn/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Derek VanHorn
VIRIN: 150714-F-XE708-006.JPG
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