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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) stands with Purple Heart recipient Spc. Shawn Mason of New Cumberland, Pa., as the secretary visits with troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Camp Ramadi in Iraq on Wednesday. Mr. Gates is in Iraq to meet with U.S. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. (Associated Press)
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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates (right) stands with Purple Heart recipient Spc. Shawn Mason of New Cumberland, Pa., as the secretary visits with troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Camp Ramadi in Iraq on Wednesday. Mr. Gates is in Iraq to meet with U.S. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. (Associated Press)

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