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Fulfilled a Promise to Jog with a Wounded Vet-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor The eRumor circulates with
a picture of President George W. Bush jogging with a man who has an
The accompanying text says the jogger with the president is Mike
McNaughton, who was wounded while serving in the U.S. Army in
He says that President Bush visited him in the hospital and told
Michael that when he could run a mile, they would do it together.
We don't know about the president
calling him every month, but the story is true.
According to the White House, President and Mrs. Bush visited
Michael at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
on January 17, 2004.
That was when the president wished him a speedy recovery so they
might run together.
Then on April 14, 2004, the two jogged a mile on the South Lawn of
the White House.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Attached is a picture of one of my best friends in the Army, Mike
McNaughton. We were privates together in 1990-1994. He
stepped on a
landmine in Afghanistan Christmas 2002. President Bush came to
the wounded in the hospital. He told Mike that when he could run a
mile, that they would go on a run together. True to his word, he
Mike every month or so to see how he was doing. Well, last week
went on the run, 1 mile with the president. Not something you'll
the news, but seeing the president taking the time to say thank you to
the wounded and to give hope to one of my best friends was one of the
greatest/best things I have seen in my life. It almost sounds like
corny email chain letter, but god bless him.
CPT Justin P. Dodge, MD
Flight Surgeon, 1-2 AVN RGT
Medical Corps, U.S. Army
2 For 1
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