Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks during the Wounded Warrior Summit at the Pentagon, Oct. 20, 2008.

"I take the issue of wounded warriors personally. I will repeat here the pledge I made to myself, to Congress and to countless moms and dads, husbands and wives. Other than winning the wars we are in, my highest priority is providing the best possible care for those who are wounded in combat."

- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, at the first Wounded Warriors Family Summit, Washington D.C.

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