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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President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Sgt. Kyle White, who saved the life of a fellow soldier, called in U.S. airstrikes and helped evacuate the wounded during a firefight with the Afghan Taliban in 2007. AP hide caption

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