President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE presented the Purple Heart to a wounded service member during a visit Saturday to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center near Washington.

First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Poll: Michelle Obama most admired woman in the world The Hill's 12:30 Report: 'Send her back' chants stun Washington MORE also attended the brief ceremony, where the president pinned the medal on Sgt. First Class Alvaro Barrientos' lapel, according to a pool report.

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"When I heard about this I wanted to do it myself," Trump said before taking a picture with Barrientos and his wife Tammy. "Congratulations. Tremendous."

Barrientos was wounded during a deployment in Afghanistan, and was awarded the Purple Heart for the injuries he sustained, a White House official said.