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Touching moment Donald Trump hugs wounded Afghanistan hero who sang God Bless America

30 Sep 2019 Daily Mail Online

In a touching moment on Monday, Donald Trump embraced a wounded and wheel-chair bound veteran from Afghanistan who sang 'God Bless America' at a ceremony to honor the new incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 

The rare display of affection from the president came after U.S. Army Captain Luis Avila sang the patriotic hymn in a ceremony filled with a 21-gun salute, a fife and drum corp, military bands, and other pomp and circumstance. 

It was an emotional moment for those present, which included Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, incoming Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford.

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