President Joe Biden and first girl Jill Biden paid a night go to to Walter Reed Nationwide Navy Medical Heart outdoors Washington Thursday, one week after the ISIS-Ok terror assault at Kabul’s worldwide airport that killed 13 US service members and injured 20 extra.
The president’s motorcade arrived on the Bethesda, Md. hospital simply earlier than 8 p.m. after making the quick drive from the White Home. The White Home press workplace put out a one-line assertion saying that the Bidens have been visiting “wounded warriors.”
The Marine Corps Instances reported Wednesday that 15 Marines who have been injured within the blast outdoors the Abbey Gate at Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport have been being handled at Walter Reed. Maj. James Stenger, a spokesman for the Corps, advised the outlet that one of many injured Marines was in vital situation, three have been in critical situation, and the opposite 11 have been in secure situation.
The wounded service members have been initially flown to Germany for therapy at Landstuhl Regional Medical Heart, the biggest American navy hospital on overseas soil, earlier than being despatched on to the US for additional care.
Landstuhl commander Col. Andrew Landers advised Navy.com that a lot of the wounded have been hit by shrapnel or suffered fractures and penetration accidents “in step with what you see in any sort of blast.” Air Power doctor Col. Peter Kim, Landstuhl’s chief medical officer, advised the outlet that some service members suffered gunshot wounds.
The suicide bomb blast killed 11 US Marines, a Navy corpsman and an Military soldier.
On Sunday, Biden went to Dover Air Power Base in his house state of Delaware to participate within the dignified switch ceremony for the 13 service members who died. Earlier than the occasion, the president had a tense assembly with relations of the fallen.
“He talked a bit extra about his personal son [Beau Biden] than he did my son,” Mark Schmitz, whose son Jared died within the blast, advised Fox Information’ Sean Hannity Monday evening. “And that didn’t sit nicely with me.”
“When he simply stored speaking about his son a lot, it was simply — my curiosity was misplaced in that. I used to be extra centered alone son than what occurred with him and his son,” Schmitz advised the Washington Put up. “I’m not attempting to insult the president, however it simply didn’t appear that acceptable to spend that a lot time on his personal son.”
Roice McCollum, whose brother Rylee was one other sufferer of the assault, advised the paper that Rylee’s pregnant widow, Jiennah, felt the president confirmed “complete disregard to the lack of our Marine — our brother, son, husband, and father” when Biden spoke to her at Dover.
“You may’t f— up as dangerous as he did and say you’re sorry,” Roice advised the Washington Put up. “This didn’t have to occur, and each life is on his fingers, the 1000’s of Afghans who will endure and be tortured is a direct results of his incompetence.”
The president was additionally criticized for checking his watch in the course of the ceremony, one thing Roice McCollum stated Biden additionally did whereas speaking to her widowed sister-in-law.