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Injured Dubuque Marine visited by President Obama


DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- Another injured Iowan got a surprise visit Wednesday from the President of the United States. Marine Lance Corporal Christopher Billmyer of Dubuque lost both of his legs in Afghanistan. He has just gone through several surgeries in Maryland.

President Obama made the surprise visit Wednesday morning. Billmyer will be moved to the same VA Hospital in Minneapolis. Jim Billmyer, Christopher's dad says he could be moved to Minneapolis as soon as Thursday.

He has several more surgeries to complete before he can come home to Dubuque. His family says they continue to visit him in both hospitals and they are looking forward to having him closer to home again.

Online Reporter: Lauren Squires

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