Earlier this month, Hal Faulkner (left), 79, received his new papers from two Marines after having his military status changed to "honorable discharge." Faulkner died Tuesday. Courtesy of Phil Latzman hide caption

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President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer. Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lance Cpl. Jake Romo does physical therapy at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, Calif. He lost both legs in an explosion in Sangin, Afghanistan, in February 2011, while serving with the 3/5 Marines. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Nolen, a corpsman with Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, wears a memorial bracelet or KIA (killed in action) bracelet in honor of his fallen squad leader Cpl. Michael W. Ouellette, who was killed during a patrol in Afghanistan.

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A girl stands in the middle of a poppy field as Marines pass by on patrol. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A Bravo Company Marine from Camp Pendleton, Calif., patrols in the Helmand River Valley in southern Afghanistan on Monday. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Marines: 'It Doesn't End The War For Us'

NPR's David Gilkey, embedded with Marines in Afghanistan, asks a few men what they think of the news.

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