President Visits Naval Medical Center
By Michael D. Shear
President Obama touched down at in Marine One at 1:20 p.m. today at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda for a visit with patients and their families.
"The president met with 26 inpatients and approximately 30 outpatients and their families. He also met with hospital staff," said assistant press secretary Tommy Vietor in an e-mail. "Additionally, the president awarded 2 Purple Hearts."
The president's visit was closed to members of the press, and no further details were given.
His helicopter lifted off from the medical center at 2:35 p.m.
Posted at 4:59 PM ET on Jun 1, 2009
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