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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2013/03/army-iraq-oif-veterans-still-waiting-for-commitment-medal-033113w/ OIF vets waiting for Iraq Commitment Medal By Kent Miller - Staff writer Posted : Sunday Mar 31, 2013 7:43:47 EDT The Iraq Commitment Medal, announced in a June 11, 2011, letter to then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta by Saadoun al-Dulaimi, the Iraqi defense minister, was designed to honor U.S. service members' dedication to the people of Iraq during nine years of war, hardship and sacrifice. Now, service members are questioning Iraq's commitment to the medal. Is it coming, or not? Here are five things you should know: • The purpose: In his letter to Panetta, al-Dulaimi reflected upon “the long years during which we have been mutually committed to the effort to achieve peace and prosperity for the people of Iraq” and said his country wished to recognize the contributions...

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