President Obama visits wounded vet in Gilbert

On the day wounded warrior Cory Remsburg received the keys to his new home, a familiar face shows up at his house warming: President Barack Obama.

"Unexpected, but very appreciative" said Remsburg, the Army Ranger who was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009.

The President made one last stop at the Gilbert home, after addressing problems with Veterans Affairs Department earlier in Phoenix. The President addressed the crowd, and said it is soldiers like Remsburg who keep him going.

"The greatest honor of my life is serving as Commander-in-Chief to the greatest military the world has ever known.  To know that that spirit continues even after somebody has come back from war theater, and maybe it has gone on even more, that just makes me want to work that much harder," said the President.

The Commander-in-Chief  and the wounded solider have a very unique relationship. The President has met with Remsburg at least six times, and highlighted the solider during his 2014 State of the Union address.

"So I just want to say thank you to all of you.  I'm obviously most proud of Cory.  But in the same way that he served and protected us, it's good to know that we want to give back and make sure we're there for him, too, when it's needed.  And I think this is a story that I hope everybody, not just in Arizona but all across the country, remembers," said the President.

Volunteers and businesses donated time and money to retrofit the home for Remsburg.  Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors remodeled the home for him and it was purchased by the Army Ranger Lead the Way fund.

Remsburg's story is one about the audacity of perseverance. Even after suffering major head wounds, being partially blind and paralyzed, Remsburg continues fighting to live an independent life. 

"You are not alone because of your injury," said Remsburg to other injured soldiers, "Find help. You are not alone."

Obama brought several gifts for Remsburg including White House beer.
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