In this 2012 photo, Gen. James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., greets veterans prior to the Time of Remembrance ceremony at Flat Top Park in West Richland.
In this 2012 photo, Gen. James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., greets veterans prior to the Time of Remembrance ceremony at Flat Top Park in West Richland. Paul T. Erickson Tri-City Herald file
In this 2012 photo, Gen. James Mattis, commander of the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, Fla., greets veterans prior to the Time of Remembrance ceremony at Flat Top Park in West Richland. Paul T. Erickson Tri-City Herald file