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    Pentagon to Recognize Gay Troops

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    The Pentagon is planning its first-ever event to recognize gay and lesbian troops, officials said on Thursday. The event, which will coincide with gay pride month, is the first time the Pentagon has honored gay soldiers since the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in September. Officials said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to bestow this honor.

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