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Ben Carson gets the Medal of Freedom

Dr. Ben Carson (left) smiles as he receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House in Washington D.C. The date was June 19, 2008. Bush said he awarded the medal to Dr. Carson "for his skills as a surgeon, high moral standards, and dedication to helping others."

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