Lest we forget…

Spc. Charles Moore, left, of Angleton, Texsas., along with Spc Andrew Vanderhaeghen of Rochester, MN., of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 return fires upon a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Out Post Badel in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan border on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

A US soldier, right, aims his weapon, as an Afghan policeman looks on, left, after a suicide attack in Kandahar south of Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. A car bomb exploded in the heart of the southern city of Kandahar Monday, killing at least three people and wounding more than a dozen, an Afghan policeman who witnessed the attack said. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)

Pfc. Nikolai Starr from San Antonio Texas, right, along with Spc. Charles Moore of Angleton, Texas., of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 return fires during a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Out Post Badel in eastern Afghanistan near Pakistan border on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Pfc. Kyle Garcia from Ridgefield, Wash., right, along with Spc. Steven Galvin from Holstein, Iowa, of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry, returns fires after a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Out Post Badel in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border on Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. The two U.S. soldiers were wearing Santa Claus hats to celebrate Christmas eve inside the small outpost when Taliban fighters shot at them from a hillside outside the base. Still wearing the hats, the soldiers rushed to take defensive positions and returned fire on the Taliban. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

In this Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 picture, Sgt. Benjamin Olivarez of Kingsville, Texas, with the 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry, tests his weapon at Badel Combat Outpost near Pakistani border in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Thursday, Dec 23, 2010 picture, Pvt. Robertson Nicholas of Enola, Pa. foreground, an with Sgt. Benjamin Olivarez of Kingsville, Texas, both of the 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry, looks through their weapons during a patrol in Chowkay district near the Pakistani border in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

PFC Kyle Garcia from Ridgefield WA , of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry takes up position during an attack by Taliban with small arms on Badel Combat Out Post near Pakistani border in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

PFC Kyle Garcia from Ridgefield WA , of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry points out Taliban position during Taliban attacked with small arms at Badel Combat Out Post near Pakistani border in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Pfc. Nikolai Starr from San Antonio TX, of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 Infantry takes up position during an attack by Taliban with small arms on Badel Combat Out Post near Pakistani border in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec 23, 2010.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)