Later in the afternoon, the President returned to Washington, DC, where, upon arrival on the South Lawn, he met with Lance Cpl. Patrick P. Pittman, Jr., USMC, and Lance Cpl. Marc E. Olson, USMC, who were both wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Ramadi, Iraq. He also met with Lance Cpl. Pittman's father, Patrick P. Pittman, Sr., and Lance Cpl. Olson's mother, Janice Kloski.
1516 Administration of George W. Bush, 2008 Digest of Other Point, NY, where, upon arrival, he met with White House Announcements USA Freedom Corps volunteer Sgt. Jermaine Malone, USA. In the afternoon, at the U.S. Military The following list includes the President’s public Academy at West Point, the President met schedule and other items of general interest an- with West Point senior cadets. He then par- nounced by the Office of the Press Secretary and not included elsewhere in this issue. ticipated in an interview with the Pentagon Channel. Later in the afternoon, the President re- December 6 turned to Washington, DC, where, upon ar- In the morning, the President had an intel- rival on the South Lawn, he met with Lance ligence briefing. Later, he traveled to Phila- Cpl. Patrick P. Pittman, Jr., USMC, and delphia, PA, where, at the Union League of Lance Cpl. Marc E. Olson, USMC, who were Philadelphia headquarters, he received the both wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Union League of Philadelphia’s Gold Medal Ramadi, Iraq. He also met with Lance Cpl. Award. He then traveled to Lincoln Financial Pittman’s father, Patrick P. Pittman, Sr., and Field, where he visited the U.S. Naval Acad- Lance Cpl. Olson’s mother, Janice Kloski. emy and U.S. Military Academy football teams’ locker rooms prior to the Army-Navy December 10 football game. In the morning, the President had an intel- In the afternoon, the President partici- ligence briefing. Later, he participated in an pated in the Army-Navy football game coin interview with Tom Bevan and John McIn- toss and then watched the game. Later, he tyre of RealClearPolitics. He then partici- returned to Washington, DC. pated in an interview with Liz Clarke of the December 7 Washington Post. In the afternoon, in the Oval Office, the In the afternoon, in the East Room, the President participated in a presentation cere- President and Mrs. Bush hosted a reception mony for recipients of the Presidential Citi- for Kennedy Center honorees. zens Medal. Later, in the Roosevelt Room, In the evening, the President and Mrs. he participated in a video teleconference Bush attended the Kennedy Center Honors with democracy advocate bloggers from Gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Belarus, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, and Ven- Performing Arts. ezuela. December 8 The President announced his intention to
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