Obama presents Purple Hearts to 2 wounded troops

Tuesday - 3/5/2013, 4:51pm EST

President Barack Obama salutes as he steps from the Marine One to walk to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, as he returned from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he visited with Wounded Warriors who are being treated at the hospital and their families. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

JOSH LEDERMAN
Associated Press

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama has presented Purple Hearts to two troops wounded in service.

Obama presented the honors while visiting wounded troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. That's where many U.S. troops injured in Iran and Afghanistan are treated.

Obama visited for about an hour with 15 service members from the Army and Marines and one member of NATO forces. He also participated in a promotion ceremony for a military member.

The White House didn't release names or details about the wounded troops.


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