As part of a speech issued this past Wednesday out in Colorado, Democrat President Joe Biden claimed that his late son Beau Biden passed away in combat.
Biden was making an appearance near the highly popular skiing destination city of Vail, Colorado — where he went on to highlight Camp Hale as a national monument — and he then pivoted the topic of conversation from a story speaking about World War II to a reference of his late son, who he claims had “lost his life in Iraq.”
President @JoeBiden incorrectly said his late son Beau "lost his life in Iraq." https://t.co/oZ9GRyRjcI pic.twitter.com/8OvjbQgUaT
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 12, 2022
Biden swapped over from a story concerning just how soldiers that had received their training at Camp Hale had been taught to ski and scale rock formations — useful skills that would later be utilized in the defeat of the Naizs in Europe — to speak about his late son Beau.
“American soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division scaled that 1800-foot cliff at night, caught the Germans by surprise, captured key positions, and broke through the German defense line at a pivotal point in the war,” stated Biden. “Just imagine, and I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq. Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice — the genuine sacrifice they all made.”
Beau, President Biden’s late son, officially joined the National Guard of Delaware back in 2003, in which he served as part of the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, and was deployed to Iraq for a single year back in 2008. He passed away back in 2015 in the wake of a fight with glioblastoma — the exact same type of brain tumor that afflicted the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) when he passed away back in August of 2018.
President Biden has stated previously that he believes that toxins coming out of the burn pits — which are utilized as a way to deal with waste in forward operating areas — could have played a role in causing his son’s cancer.
“Because of his exposure to burn pits — in my view, I can’t prove it yet, he came back with stage four glioblastoma. Eighteen months he lived, knowing he was going to die,” expressed Biden in a speech issued back in 2019.
As of 2021, the Biden admin announced a recent process to better treat and understand service members whose health conditions could have resulted from contact with overtly toxic working environments. “Anybody who was anywhere near those burn pits, that’s all they have to show and they get covered, they get all their health care covered,” he concluded.