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President Bush Visits Ft. Drum

President Bush pumped up military personnel at Fort Drum near Watertown Friday, July 19, 2002. He toured the base and reviewed military maneuvers by the 10th Mountain Division troops. And he gave an outdoor pep talk to thousands of soldiers and their families. David Sommerstein was there and has this report. Listen

President Bush looks out over the 10th Mountain Division crowd while giving his speech at Division Hill on Friday, July 19, 2002. (Watertown Daily Times, Michael Fagans)

Left: Col Kevin V. Wilkerson explains maneuvers to President Bush while a Chinook helicopter flies off in the distance. (Watertown Daily Times, Michael Fagans)

Right: President Bush shakes hands with people soldiers and family members at Division Hill. (Watertown Daily Times, Michael Fagans)

Fort Drum soldiers in desert fatigues exit a Chinook helicopter and set up a defensive perimeter in a demonstration for President Bush. (Watertown Daily Times, Michael Fagans)