VIDEO President Trump and Melania insist on personally awarding Purple Heart to Afghanistan veteran

President Trump and Melania insist on personally awarding Purple Heart to Afghanistan veteran

President Trump and Melania insist on personally awarding Purple Heart to Afghanistan veteran after being ‘so moved’ by his bravery as they visit military hospital

  • President Trump awarded a Purple Heart to a military veteran on Saturday
  • Army sergeant Alvaro Barrientos was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17
  • An Afghan soldier had opened fire inside a base in the Helmand province
  • Trump visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. 
  • The trip marked the president’s first visit to a military hospital
  • Melania stood by her husband’s side as he pinned the medal to the leg amputee 

By ASSOCIATED PRESS and CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

 

 

President Donald Trump marked his first visit to a military hospital with wife Melania Trump in order to award a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant.

Trump said he was so moved by the story of Sergeant 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17, that he wanted to do the honor himself.

Melania stood by her husband’s side at the visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, on Saturday.

Before pinning the award on Barrientos, Trump remarked: ‘When I heard about this and I wanted to do it myself.’

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President Donald Trump marked his first visit to a military hospital with wife Melania on Saturday in order to award a Purple Heart to Army sergeant Alvaro Barrientos (pictured with his wife Tammy center) who was recently wounded in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump marked his first visit to a military hospital with wife Melania on Saturday in order to award a Purple Heart to Army sergeant Alvaro Barrientos (pictured with his wife Tammy center) who was recently wounded in Afghanistan

Trump said he was so moved by the story of the sergeant that he wanted to do the honor personally. He awarded the man with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

Trump said he was so moved by the story of the sergeant that he wanted to do the honor personally. He awarded the man with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

Trump kissed Barrientos's wife Tammy on the cheekTrump pins the award on the veteran

Trump kissed Barrientos’s wife Tammy (right) on the cheek before he pinned he award on her husband

Melania stood by her husband's side as he pinned the Purple Heart onto Barrientos' shirt collar

Melania stood by her husband’s side as he pinned the Purple Heart onto Barrientos’ shirt collar

The occasion marked Trump’s first visit as president to the military hospital.

Barrientos, whose right leg below the knee had been amputated, was wheeled into a hospital atrium in a wheelchair, accompanied by his wife, Tammy.

He was injured when an Afghan soldier opened fire inside a base in the Helmand province and wounded three U.S. soldiers, reported Reuters.

The commander of the U.S. military kissed Barrientos’ wife before he bestowed the honorable award to the sergeant’s left shirt collar.



https://www.infowars.com/president-trump-and-melania-insist-on-personally-awarding-purple-heart-to-afghanistan-veteran/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4435848/President-Trump-Melania-award-Purple-Heart-veteran.html


 

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