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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.
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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.
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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.