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November 2010

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11/22/2010

Gates Attends Conference in Bolivia

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay talk during a break at the the ninth Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Nov. 21, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

11/21/2010

Gates Meets With Defense Ministers in Bolivia

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates walks with Bolivian Ambassador Fernando Huanacuni and receives full military honors as he arrives in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Nov. 21, 2010. Gates is in Bolivia to attend a conference of Western Hemisphere defense ministers. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

11/20/2010

Gates Visits With Chilean Special Forces

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and Chilean Defense Minister Jaime Ravinet tour the base of Fuerte Lautaro, Chilean Special Forces, in Colina, Chile, Nov. 20, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

11/20/2010

Gates Visits Chile

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, walks with U.S. Ambassador to Chile Alejandro D. Wolff and defense officials upon his arrival in Santiago, Chile, Nov. 19, 2010. DOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

11/18/2010

Lynn Visits Luke Air Force Base

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III receives a mission brief on the F-16 Falcon jet fighter by U.S. Air Force Major Bryan Unks on the flightline on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2010. Unks is assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force by U.S. Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison

11/17/2010

Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta Enters Hall of Heroes

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates poses for a group photo with Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and his team members from Company B, 2nd Battalion, Airborne, 503rd Infantry Regiment, just prior to Giunta's induction ceremony into the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, Nov. 17, 2010. Giunta, the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War, received the nation's highest honor for his actions of valor during an enemy attack in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan, Oct. 2007 where he risked his life to save the lives of his fellow soldiers. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen

11/17/2010

Obama Presents Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta talks to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates before Giunta's Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16, 2010. Giunta is the first living veteran from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award. U.S. Army photo by D. Myles Cullen

11/16/2010

The Giuntas, Parents of a Living Medal of Honor Recipient, Describe Their Son

Rose Giunta shows photos of her son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, at her home in Hiawatha, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2010. On Nov. 16, 2010, Giunta became the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. Also pictured are Giunta's sister Katie, right, his brother, Mario, left, and his father Steve, rear. DOD photo by Fred W. Baker

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