U.S. President George W. Bush (2nd L) presents the Purple Heart medal to U.S. Army Sgt. John Wayne Cornell of Lansing, Michigan at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington on December 20, 2007. Cornell is recovering from injuries suffered in Operation Iraqi Freedom. They were joined by Cornell's wife Dee, mother-in-law Diane Elaine Galloway and friend Sgt. Sandra Hightowersmith (L to R). (UPI Photo/Joyce. N. Bogosian/White House Press Office).