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Seventy-three episodes of the American fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones aired. The series was created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and is based on George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, A Song of Ice and Fire. It takes place on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos, and chronicles the power struggles among noble families as they fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. The series premiered on April 17, 2011, on HBO. Filming for the series has taken place in a number of locations, including Croatia, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland and Spain. The series concluded with its eighth season, which premiered on April 14, 2019, and consisted of six episodes. The show's episodes have won numerous awards including three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. (Full list...)

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Joseph F. Ambrose

Joseph F. Ambrose (May 24, 1896 – May 1, 1988), nicknamed "Doughboy Joe", was a U.S. World War I veteran who served in Company I, 140th Infantry, 35th Division, in the American Expeditionary Forces. Born in Joliet, Illinois, he was drafted into the United States Army in 1917 and served until 1919. Ambrose became nationally known for this photograph, circulated by the Defense Audiovisual Agency, depicting him attending the dedication day parade for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., on November 13, 1982, at the age of 86. He was photographed wearing his Doughboy uniform, helmet and field equipment, as well as carrying the American flag that had covered the casket of his son, Clement A. Ambrose, who was killed in the Korean War in 1951. The photograph is in the collection of the National Archives at College Park.

Photograph credit: Mickey Sanborn

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