WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama awarded six Purple Hearts to service members on Wednesday.
The commander in chief met with 22 service members during a midday visit to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington. Twenty-one of the military personnel served in Afghanistan; the other served in Iraq.
Obama also visited with medical center staff and families of the wounded.
Such visits by the president are closed to media coverage.
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