In the most emotional moment of President Obama’s State Of The Union address on Jan. 28, he praised Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg and his story of survival and resilience. Learn more about the man who had the entire chamber standing and applauding and the entire country near tears.
Army Ranger Cory Remsburg was an honored guest during President Obama‘s fifth State of the Union address, which he gave from Washington on Jan. 28. Cory sat next to First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s speech and had the audience and the country completely engrossed in his courageous story.
War Hero At State Of The Union — Cory Remsburg Honored
Of Cory, the President said: “Like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, SFC Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit. Men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy.”
This was not the first time the President has met Cory — in fact, they have met three times. Here are some more facts about Cory:
1. Cory joined the Army on his 18th birthday. He was first deployed in 2003 and has been on 10 deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan since that time.
2. On his 10th deployment, in October 2009, Cory was the victim of a roadside bomb in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was found face down in a canal with a major head would and shrapnel in his brain.
3. Cory was in a coma for three months after the attack. He was left partially paralyzed, could barely speak and was brain-damaged. He has endured many surgeries and years of phsyical therapy since the attack. Today, he has trouble with the left side of his body and is blind in one eye.
4. Cory has been awarded the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal and the Bronze Star.
5. Cory lives in Phoenix, Ariz., and enjoys cycling, according to NBC News.
The Most Emotional Moment Of The Night
During the SOTU address, the audience gave Cory a 90 second standing ovation and the President gave him a thumbs up. It was so touching and emotional and a great way for the President to end his address.
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— Dory Larrabee