January 16th, 2009
01:35 PM ET
13 years ago

Biden's son back from Iraq for the inauguration

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/16/art.bidens0116.gi.jpg caption="Beau Biden has returned from Iraq in order to see his father sworn in as vice president on Tuesday."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - The son of Vice President-elect Joe Biden has returned from Iraq to the United States to attend the inauguration of his father and President-elect Barack Obama, a military spokesman said.

Beau Biden, who deployed to Iraq as a captain in the National Guard, is in the United States on temporary duty, said Lt. Col. Leonard Gratteri, a spokesman for the Delaware National Guard.

Biden plans to take several days of leave to attend inaugural events, he said.

The president-elect and vice president-elect are scheduled to take their oaths of office in Washington on Tuesday.

Updated: 1:35 p.m.

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  1. KB in Co

    I could not imagine that The National Guard would let Beau Biden miss his dads once and life time event.
    Oh and to all the sore loser's who never learned how to lose gracefully or maintain there dignity I think I speak for most of us, reading your crybaby comments only makes us feel sorry for you, after all it must suck to never be happy unless someone else suffers... {Cynically Correct} Statement

    January 16, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. geecee

    Wow, you haters just can't get over the fact that Obama and Biden won! Just stick your heads in sand for the next 8 years and you'll be okay. How spiteful of you to deprive Biden's son of seeing his father sworn in as Vice President. He probably could have avoided going to Iraq entirely, but he will be going back. At least it shows he has some integrity. You Rethugs are just so mean-spirited, hateful and cynical. What a bunch. With people like you in this country, how will we ever get out of the economic slump we are in and bridge the divisiveness that surrounds us. Do us all a favor and move to a country where you will really have something to complain about.

    January 16, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  3. Pat F

    Ralph – do you now see how silly you are?

    That "community organizer" stuff has really been laughed off the radar screen by now. Americans know a scam when they see one.

    January 16, 2009 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. Jim Lorton, Virginia

    All the moronic deceptions and distractions; birth certificate, black people won't vote again, he's a terrorist, muslim, or a socialist, etc. all those lies and deception only work on 27% of the population.
    The rest of us don't watch (or believe in) the Fox media. Your comments only reinforce our perception of you and your Bush/Cheney regime.

    January 16, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
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