29 Jan '14, 1pm

Wounded war hero is State of Union high point: Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Obama... #airforce

Wounded war hero is State of Union high point: Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Obama... #airforce

WASHINGTON — Wounded veteran Cory Remsburg had met President Obama three times before Tuesday night— once in France and twice since a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on his 10th deployment. Number four was at Obama’s State of the Union address, when the Army Ranger inspired the emotional high point of the evening. Toward the end of Obama’s policy-heavy address, the president gestured toward the uniformed man from Phoenix seated next to first lady Michelle Obama and described the difference between the Remsburg he’d met the first time— “sharp as a tack”— and the wounded warrior his fellow soldiers found face-down in a canal, underwater, with shrapnel in his brain. “The next time I met him, in the hospital, he couldn’t speak; he could barely move,” Obama said to the now-silent crowd in the House chamber. “Over the years, he’s endured dozens of surgeries and procedure...

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