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State of the Union 2007
The chamber audience applauds Sgt. Tommy Rieman as the President recognizes him during his State of the Union Address at the U.S. Capitol Jan. 23, 2007. "He was shot in the chest and arm, and received shrapnel wounds to his legs -- yet he refused medical attention, and stayed in the fight. He helped to repel a second attack, firing grenades at the enemy's position,” explained the President. "For his exceptional courage, Sergeant Rieman was awarded the Silver Star. And like so many other Americans who have volunteered to defend us, he has earned the respect and the gratitude of our entire country."

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