President Trump presents Purple Heart to Army solider injured in Afghanistan

President Trump on Saturday presented a Purple Heart medal to an Army sergeant during a visit to nearby Walter Reed National Medical Center, in suburban Maryland.

“Looking forward to seeing our bravest and greatest Americans!,” Trump tweeted before visiting the premier military rehabilitation facility with first lady Melania Trump.

The solider who received the Purple Heart – awarded in the name of the president to military members wounded or killed while serving – is Army Sgt. 1st Class Alvaro Barrietos.

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