Medals of Honor have been rare for Iraq, Afghanistan troops, critics say

08/22/2013 | USA Today

As Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter prepares to receive the Medal of Honor on Monday, critics say too few have been awarded for service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Carter's Medal of Honor will be the 12th bestowed in as many years, compared with 467 awarded during World War II, 249 during Vietnam and 137 in the Korean War. "So the question is, how is the system broken? Because it is," said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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