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President Barack Obama greets Revere High School graduate Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Hale (center) and his wife Kelly with other service members on the White House balcony, while hosting an Independence Day celebration, consisting of a barbecue, concert and a view of the national fireworks celebration from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
President Barack Obama speaks from the the Balcony of the White House as he and first lady Michelle Obama start an Independence Day celebration with a barbecue, concert and a view of fireworks, July 4, 2012, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. At right are Revere High School graduate Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Hale and his wife Kelly. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Revere High School graduate Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Hale (left) was blinded when an improvised explosive device went off near him as he was approaching it to defuse the bomb in Afghanistan Dec. 8, 2011 and his wife Kelly had surgery for malignant melanoma earlier this year. (Family photo)