Army Ranger Joshua Hargis is pictured battered and bruised in his hospital bed giving a salute as he receives a Purple Heart.Image

Army Ranger Joshua Hargis is pictured battered and bruised in his hospital bed giving a salute as he receives a Purple Heart.

U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson, of Seattle, Washington, calls for air support on his radio as they take cover after Afghan security forces and their U.S. military trainers were ambushed on September 8, 2009. The force was going to the village of Ganjgal in eastern Kunar province, Afghanistan to search for weapons and hold talks with the elders who had agreed to accept the authority of the local government. Four U.S. service members and nine Afghans were killed.(Jonathan S. Landay/MCT)

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