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President Obama stands with Elizabeth Little, whose husband Dr. Tom Little, an optometrist killed in Afghanistan, was posthumously awarded a 2010 Medal of Freedom at the White House on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama stands with Libby Little, whose husband Dr. Tom Little, an optometrist killed in Afghanistan, is posthumously awarded the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Tom Little is one of the six American medical aid workers killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province. All of the victims belonged to the humanitarian group International Assistance Mission. (Associated Press)

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The six American civilian health-care volunteers who were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, are (clockwise from top left) Dan Terry, Cheryl Beckett, Glen Lapp, Tom Little, Thomas Grams and Brian Carderelli. (AP Photo)

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Tom Little (top center in blue shirt with baseball cap), an optometrist and team leader with the International Assistance Mission, joins villagers and other team members in Afghanistan in this undated photo. (AP Photo/Provided by David L. Evans)

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In this undated photo released by David L. Evans, Tom Little, right, optometrist and team leader with the International Assistance Mission, watches as an unidentified doctor examines a patient in an Afghanistan clinic. Members of a medical team, including Tom Little, were shot and killed by militants as they were returning from providing eye treatment and other health care in remote villages in northern Afghanistan, a spokesman for the team said Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010. Tom Little, an optometrist from Delmar, New York, has been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years, according to Dirk Frans, director of the International Assistance Mission. (AP Photo/Provided by David L. Evans)