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<p>A U.S. soldier (R) of 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, cries during a memorial service for three fellow soldiers who were killed during clashes last March 25 and April 7, at a military camp in Baghdad April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Erik de Castro</p>

A U.S. soldier (R) of 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, cries during a memorial service for three fellow soldiers who were killed during clashes last March 25 and April 7, at a military camp in Baghdad April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Erik de...more

A U.S. soldier (R) of 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, cries during a memorial service for three fellow soldiers who were killed during clashes last March 25 and April 7, at a military camp in Baghdad April 16, 2008. REUTERS/Erik de Castro

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<p>U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner</p>

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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<p>U.S. flight medic, SGT Billy Raines from CCO., 1-214 AVN Medevac task force Destiny, treats a wounded Afghan Army soldier during a Medevac flight in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews</p>

U.S. flight medic, SGT Billy Raines from CCO., 1-214 AVN Medevac task force Destiny, treats a wounded Afghan Army soldier during a Medevac flight in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

U.S. flight medic, SGT Billy Raines from CCO., 1-214 AVN Medevac task force Destiny, treats a wounded Afghan Army soldier during a Medevac flight in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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<p>A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, holds the dog tag of a comrade who lost his life in February's Marjah offensive during a memorial service in camp Sharwali, Marjah district, Helmand province March 26, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih</p>

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, holds the dog tag of a comrade who lost his life in February's Marjah offensive during a memorial service in camp Sharwali, Marjah district, Helmand province March 26, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih more

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marines, holds the dog tag of a comrade who lost his life in February's Marjah offensive during a memorial service in camp Sharwali, Marjah district, Helmand province March 26, 2010. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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<p>A U.S. soldier from Stryker Brigade walks during a foot patrol in Arghandab District, Kandahar province November 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani</p>

A U.S. soldier from Stryker Brigade walks during a foot patrol in Arghandab District, Kandahar province November 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

A U.S. soldier from Stryker Brigade walks during a foot patrol in Arghandab District, Kandahar province November 1, 2009. REUTERS/ Omar Sobhani

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