Inadvertently, President Joe Biden said Wednesday in Colorado that he had a child who died in Iraq.
Biden seemed to be referring specifically to his son Beau Biden, when he said that he was the “father” of a man who won a bronze star and a conspicuous military medal and lost his life fighting in Iraq.
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After a battle with brain cancer, Beau Biden died in 2015. “It is with sorrow that Hallie Hunter Ashley Jill and I announce Beau’s passing. Beau was a husband and brother to me. He fought brain cancer with the integrity, courage, and strength that he showed every day of my life.” Biden released a statement at the time. He was a major with the Delaware National Guard. He served as an Iraq War veteran, and was awarded the Bronze Star.
According to The New York Times Beau Biden was a Judge Advocate General’s Corps member and deployed to Iraq in 2008, according to the Times.
Biden indicated that his son’s cancer was linked to burn pit exposure.
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