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Karen Clarkson, of Fairbanks, Alaska, kisses the headstone of her son U.S. Army Sergeant Joel Clarkson on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama, with Maj. Gen. Karl Horst (left), commander of the U.S. Army's Military District of Washington, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Monday, May 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright smiles as she looks up at newly naturalized citizen Olugbenja Obasanjo, a major in the U.S. Army, following a naturalization ceremony Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Albright, herself a naturalized citizen, was the keynote speaker for the event. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Olubenja Obasanjo, a major in the U.S. Army, has a quiet moment after becoming a U.S. citizen Thursday, May 24, 2012 at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline the Pentagon's budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In this March 1965 file photo shot by Associated Press photographer Horst Faas, hovering U.S. Army helicopters pour machine gun fire into the tree line to cover the advance of South Vietnamese ground troops in an attack on a Viet Cong camp 18 miles north of Tay Ninh, Vietnam, northwest of Saigon near the Cambodian border. (AP Photo/Horst Faas, File)

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Members of the Washington, D.C. Regional Police Pipe Band, including (from left) Sgt. Brian Stone with the Montgomery County Police Department, Lt. Col. Steven Kinnear with the U.S. Army and Officer Michael Putman with the Montgomery County Police Department, warm up on F Street Northwest before playing at the annual Blue Mass honoring law enforcement and public safety officials Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at St. Patrick's in the City in Washington, D.C. The pipers played for the procession and the recession. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces in Obo, Central African Republic. Obo was the first place in the Central African Republic that Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked in 2008 and today is one of four forward operating locations where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Kony. (Associated Press)

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Troops from the Central African Republic stand guard April 29, 2012, at a building used for joint meetings between them and U.S. Army special forces in Obo, Central African Republic. Obo was the first place in the Central African Republic that Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) attacked in 2008 and today is one of four forward operating locations where U.S. special forces have paired up with local troops and Ugandan soldiers to seek out Kony. (Associated Press)

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An Afghan boy prays on Saturday, March 24, 2012, over the grave of one of the sixteen victims of a shooting rampage allegedly by a U.S. Army staff sergeant in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province, south of Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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U.S. Army and Afghan troops stand watch in a guard tower at their base in Panjwai, Afghanistan, in Kandahar province, on Sunday, March 11, 2012, after a U.S. Army sergeant allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians in nearby villages. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ahmed Kousay al-Taie, who was kidnapped in Baghdad in October 2006, is pictured with his wife, Israa Abdul-Satar. (AP Photo/Family Photo)

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**FILE** U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies Feb. 14, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Armed Services Committee to outline the Pentagon's budget. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army Pvt. Danny Chen (Associated Press/U.S. Army)

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U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey is chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

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** FILE ** This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Pvt. Danny Chen, 19, who was killed Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File) (AP Photo/U.S. Army, File)

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**FILE** U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division, the last American unit to leave Iraq, arrive at Camp Virginia in Kuwait. (Associated Press)

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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Elama Palemene greets his wife, Annaden (right), and children Ko' Elani (left) and Pe' Ela during an early morning welcome-home ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for about 300 soldiers returning home from deployment in Iraq on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Erich Schlegel)

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The last convoy of solders from the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, crosses the border from Iraq into Kuwait on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)