Print pool report #8 POTUS remarks at Walter Reed

From: Susan Crabtree <>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 2:31 PM
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Subject:  Print pool report #8 POTUS remarks at Walter Reed

President Biden walked into the Walter Reed corridor where pool was holding at about 2:15 p.m. He was greeted by two Walter Reed officials (pool has asked for names).

He chatted with them for a few minutes, thanking them for the great care they provided his son, Beau, in his “final days” and when he came back from his deployment in Iraq while serving as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard. Beau underwent treatment at Walter Reed for brain cancer; he died at the medical center in 2015.

It was difficult to see and hear from my vantage point. I’ll try to provide follow-up quotes if I can discern them from my recording or others.

After POTUS remarks, pool was then escorted out of the medical center and is holding outside in vans.

On background from the office of the president: Today, President Biden visited with 5 Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

Greeters at MATC
• Colonel Andrew Barr, Director, WRNMMC
• Master Chief Randy Swanson, Command Master Chief
• Commander Megan Nasworthy, WHMU/WRNMMC

The wounded warriors the President met with were from the following branches.
1 member of the Marine Corps
3 members of the Army
1 Member of the Army National Guard

Susan Crabtree
White House & National
Political Correspondent

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