A Marine who was severely injured during the U.S. military’s evacuation from Afghanistan in August 2021 recalled an awkward encounter he had with President Biden after he arrived at a hospital for treatment in the United States.
Describing his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Sgt. Tyler Vargas-Andrews, who lost an arm and leg as a result of the suicide bombing that took place outside the Abbey Gate at Kabul's airport, said he was greeted by a number of U.S. military officials who were looking to participate in "photo ops" with him – including the president.
- Joe did not say “hello”
- Tried to shake his blown up hand
- Didn’t know his name
- Joe said “What do ya want?!”
- Joe left his mother in tears of rage