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Photos of Caskets Bearing War Dead Released

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Military Group Offers Support to Families of Deployed Soldiers

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In Brief Homecoming, Soldier Meets New Family

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Kansas Survival School Trains Special Forces

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Army Seeks to Bridge Recruitment Gap

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Army Clears Four Officers in Abu Ghraib Abuse

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Point-Counterpoint: Costly War vs. Domestic Needs

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Military Combats High Divorce Rate

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Colleagues, Family Mourn Death of Firefighter-Soldier

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From Tibet to Utah, to a Death in Iraq

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Soldiers Return Home

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Bush Presents First Medal of Honor for Iraq Combat

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Immigrant Soldiers Fighting in the U.S. Military

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Fallen Soldier to Be Awarded Medal of Honor

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