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Obama visits wounded at Walter Reed

BETHESDA, Md. — President Barack Obama is spending part of Monday visiting with wounded and ill soldiers and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

The president visits the nation's largest military hospital a few times each year. They take place out of the public view. The president helicoptered from the snowed-in White House to the hospital, which is located in a Maryland suburb just outside the nation's capital.

The visit lasted about a half hour. The White House says Obama met with three service members as well as family. Two are serving in the Army and the other in the Navy.

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