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Trump awards Purple Heart to Army solider injured in Afghanistan

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Trump awards Purple Heart to Army solider injured in Afghanistan
    Published April 22, 2017
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    April 22, 2017: Donald Trump presents Purple Heart award to Army Sgt. Alvaro Barrietos. First lady Melania Trump and wife Tammy Barrietos are behind, to Barrietos’ left. Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. (White House submitted photo.)

    President Trump on Saturday presented a Purple Heart medal to an Army sergeant during a visit to nearby Walter Reed National Medical Center, in suburban Maryland.

    “Looking forward to seeing our bravest and greatest Americans!,” Trump tweeted before visiting the premier military rehabilitation facility with first lady Melania Trump.

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    The soldier who received the Purple Heart -- awarded in the name of the president to military members wounded or killed while serving -- is Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrietos.

    Barrietos suffered a serve leg injury while serving in Afghanistan. His wife, Tammy, attended the ceremony Saturday.

    Trump thanked Barrietos and said that when he heard Barrietos would receive the medal he went to Walter Reed because “I wanted to do this myself.”

    The medal is the oldest, continuous military award, dating back on 1917.

    Trump awards Purple Heart to Army solider injured in Afghanistan
     
  2. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I'm glad he did that. Now he needs to start really getting things straightened out at the VA once and for all. Fire some top people, reassign some others and maybe send a dozen of the worst screw ups overseas to administer a field hospital for a few months. Then maybe this wait list shit will end once and for all.
     
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  3. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    Only thing the screwups are qualified to do is change bed pans at the field hospitals. Just saw a story the other day about a veteran who robbed a bank in order to get health care he couldn't get from the VA. Not saying it's a true story, but how sad is it that the VA is so messed up that it's a completely believable story? I'm still waiting for someone to explain to me how it's cruel and unusual punishment to not give an inmate a sex change, but it's ok to keep our veterans waiting for months, if not longer, for medical care.
     

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