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Wounded JBLM soldier gets a visit from President Obama at Walter Reed

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on June 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm with 3 Comments »
June 28, 2012 3:06 pm

A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier wounded by a mine May 31 in Afghanistan received a visit from his commander in chief today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Spc. Josh Wetzel of Glencoe, Ala. lost his legs to an enemy bomb during a foot patrol with Lewis-McChord’s 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. His family has providing updates about his recovery to 11,000 followers at a Facebook page called Prayers for Josh Wetzel. The above photo is from the family’s Facebook page.

He has also been in touch with his community through his hometown local media. Here’s their story about Wetzel meeting President Obama today.

Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. BlaineCGarver says:

    What a downer: A visit from the Commander in Chump…

  2. Adam Ashton says:

    Hmmm. Not a great time for a diss on the president.

    Here’s what the Wetzel family said about the visit on their Facebook forum:

    “Josh got a visit from Barack Obama today. When President Obama was leaving, Paige asked him if we could pray for him. The president joined hands with Josh, Paige, Patrick and Kristie and myself and we prayed for him. Josh was honored to meet him! Even if you are not an Obama fan, he came to the hospital to honor our wounded today. PLEASE no political rants on Josh’s picture of his big moment with our nation’s leader.”

  3. Great job Mr. President! Obama 2012!

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