By the numbers: Medal of Honor comes up short

Wednesday - 8/19/2009, 10:05am EDT

Duncan Hunter

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There are some rather staggering numbers coming out of the war in Iraq. Four thousand soldiers killed in action, more than 34,000 wounded - and only six considered worthy of the nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor, after nearly eight years of war in Iraq. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) says that something seems to be something amiss. He's introduced a bill that asks the Defense Department to look into the low number of Medal of Honor recipients. The bill recently passed in the House and is now being considered in the Senate.