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Visitors to the National Inventors Hall of Fame study the exhibit highlighting the contributions of Navy veterans following the Nov. 10 unveiling.

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Visionary Veterans Exhibit in Alexandria

New exhibit honors Navy inventors.

On the surface, they have little in common. Lewis Latimer was the child of escaped slaves while Maxime Faget dreamed of life beyond the stars nearly a century later.