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WATCH: Wounded Army Ranger Gets Standing Ovation At SOTU

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"My recovery has not been easy,' he says. 'Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy,'" Obama said of Remsberg's grueling efforts to learn to speak and walk again after he was wounded by a roadside bomb.

"Cory is here tonight," he continued to a standing ovation for the Army ranger. "And like the Army he loves, like the America he serves, Sergeant First Class Cory Remsburg never gives up, and he does not quit."