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Obama Personally Awards Purple Heart to Wounded Marine

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Cpl. Justin Crabbe, 22, received a special visitor in his hospital room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., becoming one of the few service members to personally receive the Purple Heart from President Obama.

In a video posted to YouTube by the Crabbe family, the president, clad in hospital scrubs, is seen greeting the Marine, who lost parts of both legs while fighting in Afghanistan.

“This is a testimony to the high regard and honor the entire country feels towards you,” the president told Cpl. Crabbe Monday as he bestowed the military decoration awarded to those who have been wounded in combat.

President Obama met with 38 wounded troops and awarded four Purple Hearts on his 11th visit to meet with injured service members at the military hospital Monday. According to the Pentagon, 46,542 troops have been wounded in connection with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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