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President Obama Honoring SSG Jacare Hogan at the American Veterans Convention on August 10, 2013. President Obama Honoring SSG Jacare Hogan at the American Veterans Convention on August 10, 2013.
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President Obama honored SSG Jacare Hogan of Fort Benning at the Disabled American Veterans Convention in Orlando, Fla. on August 10, 2013.

Hogan was among several wounded veterans recognized by the President and First Lady for their remarkable courage and resilience.

In his address, President Obama had this to say of Hogan:  

We salute Staff Sergeant Jacare Hogan.  (Applause.)  Where's Jacare?  In Iraq, she was hit by IEDs three times.  She's endured surgeries, rehab -- which continue to this day -- but she refused to stop serving.  She deployed again to Afghanistan.  As a logistics specialist, she served at forward operating bases -- keeping them running, flying between bases, getting shot at along the way.  At those remote outposts, she was often the only woman on base.  She proudly wears the Combat Action Badge.  (Applause.)  But her service hasn't stopped.  So here at DAV, she counsels others as they recover.  "Helping [the] troops is what I'm about."  That's what she says.  And we are grateful to you, Jacare, for your extraordinary service.  (Applause.)

The full transcript of the event is available here.

The YouTube video of the event is available here (Hogan is mentioned at time marker 16:51-18:09).

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