Don Oakes, who is being treated for an injury incurred in Iraq, is staying at the Fisher House at Fort Lewis, Wash., with his wife, Sora (right), and 4-year-old son, Connor (foreground right). The Fisher House Foundation has facilities at military medical centers around the country, providing housing to wounded veterans and their families free of charge. Janet Jensen/The News Tribune/AP hide caption

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Army Staff Sgt. Nino D. Livaudais as drawn by Michael Reagan Courtesy of Michael Reagan hide caption

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Marine Sgt. Maj. Robert Breeden, at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan on June 12, 2009. Breeden is now home from Afghanistan and trying to stay busy. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Capt. Ferris W. Butler, former platoon leader with D Company, 214th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain, 2nd Brigade Combat Team out of Fort Drum, N.Y., talks to soldiers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Courtesy of U.S. Army hide caption

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Staff Sgt. Marti Ribeiro interviews an Army sergeant while embedded with a combat unit in Afghanistan. Courtesy of Marti Ribeiro hide caption

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The Hurt Locker has been hailed by critics for its gritty portrayal of Army bomb disposal troops. But veterans say the film — nominated for nine Oscars, including Best Picture — is riddled with inaccuracies. AP/Summit Entertainment hide caption

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