Biden visits wounded soldiers at Walter Reed, where son died

President Biden tours Walter Reed Medical Center on January 29, 2021. Photo courtesy CNN/ Pool

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has made his first major foray outside the White House with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to meet with wounded soldiers.

Biden met Friday with both active duty and retired service members receiving treatment at the facility, before touring the vaccine distribution center there.

Biden has a long, personal history with the hospital. Biden's son Beau served as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard and died at Walter Reed in 2015 after a battle with brain cancer.

Even before his son's treatment at the hospital, Biden and his wife, Jill, were frequent visitors during his time as vice president.


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