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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
November 10, 2008

President Bush Visits National Naval Medical Center
National Naval Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

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11:19 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Admiral, thank you very much for leading an amazing group of men and women who provide such compassion and skill for those who have been wounded.

You know, I'm -- appreciate the families who were so gracious to me here. One of the things I tell them is that their loved one is going to get fabulous medical care -- and they do. It's inspiring to see the hard work. It's also inspiring to see the courage of the patients. I met some of the men that I'd seen six months ago; I came back, and they're totally different looking people. That's because of the good health care. It's also because of their mental framework. They've decided that nothing's going to get them down, and they battled back. And a lot of them are doing really well.

So I want to thank you for your time, and it's been an honor to be the Commander-in-Chief of such fine men and women.

Thank you.

END 11:21 A.M. EST

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