Schwarzenegger visits sick troops

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4 May 2004 , RAMSTEIN - Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, visited sick servicemen at a US military hospital in Germany during a stopover Monday and told an audience of 300 airmen they were "true heroes". The Austrian-born former film star's Boeing 737 made a refuelling stop in Ramstein, the principal US Air Force airfreight base in Europe, and Schwarzenegger, 56, stepped out to give a patriotic speech. "Thank you for defending our nation," he told the cheering personnel before giving autog

4 May 2004

RAMSTEIN - Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, visited sick servicemen at a US military hospital in Germany during a stopover Monday and told an audience of 300 airmen they were "true heroes".

The Austrian-born former film star's Boeing 737 made a refuelling stop in Ramstein, the principal US Air Force airfreight base in Europe, and Schwarzenegger, 56, stepped out to give a patriotic speech.

"Thank you for defending our nation," he told the cheering personnel before giving autographs. "You are true heroes".

He was driven to the Landstuhl medical centre about five kilometres away to visit servicemen and women evacuated after falling ill or being injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Staff said the centre was treating about 270 evacuees on Monday.

The governor had been on his first official trip abroad, a visit to Israel.

DPA

Subject: German news 

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