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Obama bids Gates farewell with the Medal of Freedom

By Kevin Baron
Stars and Stripes
Published: June 30, 2011

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama surprised Defense Secretary Robert Gates by presenting him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor the president can bestow, during a warm farewell ceremony Thursday, Gates’ last day at the Pentagon.

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