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"Rosies" pose for a photo at the U.S. Capitol before their Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony on Wednesday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Real-life 'Rosie the Riveters' reunite in D.C. to win the nation's top civilian honor

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Ghost Army members John Christman, of Leesburg, N.J., second from left standing, Seymour Nussenbaum, of Monroe Township, N.J, in wheelchair at left, and Bernard Bluestein, of Hoffman Estates, Ill., in wheelchair at right, join military and congressional officials as members of their secretive WWII-era unit are presented with the Congressional Gold Medal on Thursday. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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