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Patriotic President: Trump Visits Wounded Service Member to Personally Present Purple Heart Award

Keely Sharp
Written by Keely Sharp

Oh president, my president! Every time I think that I couldn’t like him anymore, he proves me wrong!

President Trump visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland to personally greet wounded U.S. servicemen.


Trump was so moved by Sergeant 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos’ story about being wounded in Afghanistan, that he wanted to give him the Purple Heart award himself. Just before presenting the award, Trump told Barrientos, “When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself.

Before leaving the White House, the president tweeted that he looked forward to ‘seeing our bravest and greatest Americans.’

The Purple Heart is awarded to service members who are wounded or killed in action.

Barrientos was injured in Afghanistan on March 17 when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in Helmand province.

Never in a million years would you have caught Obama doing anything like this. He could barely be bothered to salute troops, let alone go visit them to personally present them with an award for their service.

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About the author

Keely Sharp

Keely Sharp

Keely is a 23-year-old conservative writer for many different sites, including While she lives in Georgia, she grew up in Florida. Keely is pro-life, Christian, and a member of the NRA. When she is not writing, she enjoys going to the range and hiking with her dogs.

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