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Obama tells wounded vets, soldiers they are not alone

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WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is assuring wounded soldiers and veterans they are not alone, telling them, "We've got your back."

Obama addressed the service members and their families at the White House Thursday during the annual Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride. More than 50 soldiers and veterans climbed on bikes under sunny skies and circled the White House South Lawn, some in cycles adapted for their injuries.

Obama singled out three of the participants for the range of wounds they represented. One was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. Another was a medic who lost both feet to a rare disease. The third was an officer who served two tours in Iraq and came home suffering from post-traumatic stress.

Obama said: "We are among heroes here today."

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