Visit to Wounded Soldiers
Although George W. Bush decided not to attend any military funerals, he has visited wounded soldiers in Texas and at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D. C., trying to offer them comfort for the grievous injuries they suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This scene is a dramatization of one such Presidential visit by the screenwriter.
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Edward L. Cardenas / The Detroit News
The Detroit News 06/30/06
Duane Dreasky, tried to raise a bandaged arm to salute when President Bush visited his hospital room in January.
Sgt. Duane Dreasky of Novi never expected a bedside visit from his commander in chief, but even swaddled in bandages, his response was immediate.
"He tried to salute, and the president said, 'You don't need to salute, I need to salute you,'" his wife, Mandeline Dreasky, recalled of the five-minute visit her husband shared with George W. Bush at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. "He was so proud and I was emotional for him. Bush is his hero."
Died on July 10, 2006 in the Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his HMMWV in Habbaniyah, Iraq.