Living While Obama: Presenting Purple Hearts

While in Afghanistan, the president delivers three Purple Hearts to the ICU.

Pete Souza/Official White House photo

President Obama greets hospital personnel in the intensive care unit at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on May 1. The president presented 10 Purple Hearts, three of them in the ICU.

Like The Root on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.




The Root encourages respectful debate and dialogue in our commenting community. To improve the commenting experience for all our readers we will be experimenting with some new formats over the next few weeks. During this transition period the comments section will be unavailable to users.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continued support of The Root.

While we are experimenting, please feel free to leave feedback below about your past experiences commenting at The Root.