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Wednesday, June 23, 2004
President Bush and the families of the fallen and missing heroes in Iraq

Because if I don't mention it people will keep saying President Bush doesn't care about casualties and their families...

Maupins meet with President Bush

The parents of Spc. Matt Maupin, the Clermont County soldier held captive in Iraq, were aboard Air Force One for a private meeting with President Bush before he left for Washington Monday night.

Carolyn and Keith Maupin "were very comforted by what the president had to say to them," said Maj. Mark Magalski, the Army family assistance officer who has aided the Maupin family since the 20-year-old Army reservist was taken captive by Iraqi insurgents in a convoy assault on April 9.

--Cincinnati Enquirer

Families of slain military men say Bush shed tears with them

Some of the families who met privately with President Bush during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base said he shared their grief and shed tears with them.

Donna Ginther, the widow of Navy Petty Officer Ron Ginther who was killed by mortar fire in Iraq last month, told The Ledger for a story Thursday that she expressed to Bush her fears of raising her 9-year-old daughter without a father.

"When I told him that, he pressed his forehead against mine and said, `You can do it, and we'll all help you through it,'" she said. Bush met with Ginther and nine families of slain servicemen after his Wednesday speech to troops at MacDill.

--AP/Gainesville Sun

And from back in May...

President Meets With Captive Soldier's Family

President George W. Bush made two public appearances in Greater Cincinnati Tuesday, but he also made one very private stop.

The president reportedly met with the family of Matt Maupin, a soldier from Batavia who is being held hostage in Iraq, WLWT Eyewitness News 5's Jonathan Hawgood reported.

A source close to the Maupin family told WLWT that the visit was heartfelt and emotional. The exact location of the meeting was not revealed.


Posted by Rob Bernard on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 3:28 AM in Politics/Government , War/Terrorism/Middle East

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