President Trump met retired U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant John Peck and his wife Jessica as a trump visits with wounded service members and their families during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, in Bethesda, Md.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Trump paid a visit to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Medical Center on the Thursday before the holiday weekend.
Reporting obligation of service members to be honored “some of the bravest people anywhere in the world,” trump with a recently injured soldiers for a Purple heart.
Today, @POTUS @realDonaldTrump the Purple Heart, presented to an American hero, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. pic.twitter.com/xvSg35Xs70
— Dan Scavino Jr (@Scavino45) December 21, 2017
1. Lieutenant Victor Prato of the 127 Airborne Engineer Battalion received the award after suffering multiple soft tissue injuries after a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, Explosion-proof, during the mission in Afghanistan in the past month, the White house said.
“One of the most powerful moments of my life watching @POTUS, tweeted the Purple Heart to these American heroes,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. “Surprised by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our armed forces.”
One of the most powerful moments of my life watching @POTUS, the Purple Heart to these American heroes. Amazed by the strength and resilience of the men and women in our armed forces. pic.twitter.com/AtoaboF4DE
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) February 21, 2017
The President also met with other sick and injured service members from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, according to Sanders.
Trump, who said recently the hospital was visited in April, told reporters before his visit that “We wish you a merry Christmas, a happy New year. We love the people.”
President Trump talks with retired Marine Sergeant John Peck, a quadruple amputee, has a double-arm transplant, and his wife, Jessica, during a visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
The President is expected to have the plant in the new year to undergo a physical.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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