The Iraqi army left behind equipment, including body armor and vehicles, as Sunni militants overran the northern city of Mosul earlier this month. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A roadside bomb killed Lance Cpl. James Boelk, 24, while he was on foot patrol in Afghanistan, Oct. 15, 2010. The Darkhorse infantry rifleman was on his first combat deployment. Courtesy of the Boelk family hide caption

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