The panic that flared when Ebola burst upon the national consciousness this fall has largely subsided, according to soldiers with an Iowa National Guard unit headed for West Africa next spring.
The Department of Defense says two servicemen died from wounds suffered during an attack in Afghanistan.
The medal won't dislodge the slugs still lodged in Shawn Manning's back and right thigh, or heal the emotional and physical scars left behind by the six bullets that tore through his body.
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