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The Soldiers of Ward 57
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The War After the War: Soldiers' battle shifts from desert sands to hospital linoleum.
Moving Forward, a Step at a Time: After Iraq, wounded soldiers try out new limbs and new lives.

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Injured U.S. Marines describe their roles and experiences in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Photo Gallery: Three soldiers, now amputees after returning from Iraq, show strength while recuperating in Ward 57.

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Bomb Kills 25 at Funeral in Northern Iraq
BAGHDAD, May 1 -- A suicide car bomber drove into a gathering of mourners at a funeral for a slain political leader Sunday in northern Iraq, killing 25 people and wounding at least 30, a provincial official said.

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Honing the Art Of Mediation in Divided Kirkuk: U.S. Team Advises All Sides (Post, May 2, 2005)

16 Iraqis, U.S. Soldier Die as Insurgents Launch String of Attacks (Post, May 1, 2005)

Workforce Planning Broadens Navy's Horizons (Post, May 1, 2005)

Iraqi Unit Brings Calm To a Rebel Stronghold: Troops Put Savvy to Use in Baghdad's Haifa Area (Post, April 28, 2005)

Insurgent Violence Escalates In Iraq: Over 100 Killed As Post-Election Calm Dissipates (Post, April 24, 2005)

Enrollment in Army ROTC Down in Past 2 School Years: More Officers Now Being Commissioned From Earlier Pool, But Problem Looms (Post, April 24, 2005)

Rights Groups Reject Prison Abuse Findings (Post, April 24, 2005)

Iraqi Tips Lead to Arrest of 6 in Helicopter Downing (Post, April 24, 2005)

Private Security Workers Living On Edge in Iraq: Downing of Helicopter Shows Heightened Risks (Post, April 23, 2005)

Japan Honors War Dead and Opens Neighbors' Wounds (Post, April 23, 2005)

Top Army Officers Are Cleared in Abuse Cases: One General Will Likely Get Reprimand Over Abu Ghraib (Post, April 23, 2005)

Army Soldier Is Convicted In Attack on Fellow Troops (Post, April 22, 2005)

Rising Medical Costs Worry Pentagon, Hill: Military Expenditure Has Doubled in 4 Years (Post, April 22, 2005)

Commander Seeks Alternate Uses for ICBMs (Post, April 21, 2005)

Sectarian Strife Rises in Iraq as Dozens of Bodies Found: 58 Corpses Pulled From Tigris River; 19 Guardsmen Found Dead at Soccer Stadium in Sunni Town (Post, April 21, 2005)

Horror Glimpsed From the Inside of A Humvee in Iraq (Post, April 21, 2005)

Levin Assails Officials' Post-Resignation Roles (Post, April 20, 2005)

Bush to Name Marine To Lead Joint Chiefs: Pace Closely Aligned With Rumsfeld (Post, April 20, 2005)

Va. Soldier Described 'Bad Feeling,' Father Says: Father of 2 Killed In Iraq Enlisted to Move Life Forward (Post, April 20, 2005)

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