Taylor Morris meets the President of the United States

morris lead Taylor Morris meets the President of the United States

It’s not surprising that the story of Taylor Morris’ bravery has reached the White House. Last week, President Obama dropped by to check out our hero’s progress. I spoke to Taylor just after the President’s visit.

“He was really nice and appreciative of my sacrifice. My girlfriend, Danielle, knows the President is a White Sox fan and told him, ‘The Sox stink, Go Cubs!’ He thought that was pretty funny and was quick to point out the Cubs are in the cellar right now. He (Obama) was very easy to talk to. I’ve been invited to watch the 4th of July fireworks on the White House lawn.”

I also spoke to Taylor about his rehab, which continues to defy expectations. Taylor has already been fitted for his right and left hand prosthetic, as well as one of his prosthetic legs. It will not be long until Taylor has all four prosthetic limbs.

Taylor Morris has come a long way. Two months ago tomorrow, Taylor lay dying in a crater, all of his limbs blown off, giving orders to his fellow soldiers not to come save him because it was too dangerous. On July 4th he will join the President on the White House lawn to ring in our Independence Day. Then someday sooner than anybody anticipated, the resilient sailor will return home to Iowa, and walk into a cabin the Chivers built. As we ended the call, Taylor said something very touching,

“John, what the Chivers have done for me, the cabin… I met the President… it’s unbelievable. But the letters and emails of support from Chivers have meant the most, even today letters continue to pour in (Taylor’s website). The variety of people I’ve been able to help and inspire with my story is so great. I’m very fortunate.”

“I’m very fortunate.”

  • giveapintnotashit

    Taylor, I'm imagining how cool it would be to sit on your porch and tip one back. Do that for me, would you?

  • https://www.facebook.com/charlie.campany Charlie Campany

    I agree with the whole story and I'm glad that this story was such a success. What makes me mad is Obama. This is another way of getting support for his campaign. He would do nothing of this sort for Taylor if the Chive and internet did not support him. It is all a publicity stunt to make it look like Obama cares. Prime example, when there was the shooting at the military base a while back, Obama NEVER went to see the victims. Bush did. He wasn't even president then. Obama is a publicity hog by doing this. It makes him look good. That is the only reason he did it. Thanks Chive for getting Taylor the respect he deserves as a soldier because with out the Chive he wouldn't have received it.

  • http://www.groenlicht.be Tim

    Taylor Morris is BOSS!

  • Anaughtybear

    Awesome, but one thing I need to say: Hey, Taylor's girlfriend. Next time you meet the President, maybe wear pants.

  • Stevie Jay

    Someone desperatly needs voters it seems…

  • dbh

    is that his g/f or Amy Poehler

  • Lyin-King

    Taylor is the man and bless his strong woman for staying down through thick and thin. Presidential photo ops are only a close second to the awsomeness of their relationship.

  • Catzb

    I always get goosebumps because of this story…just incredible

  • Steve

    Great story, stinky president.

  • Oversight

    Way to go Taylor. I'm not going to get into Obama, but you are a hero, to every definition of the word.

    I'll sign off with 6 simple characters that I hope you'll agree with, and if you don't know what they mean, I seriously hope you'll Google it.


  • HAHA

    This nazi President Obama should go into battle to see what it's like to come home hurt.
    He doesn't do enough for solider that get hurt…. oh wait… he gets to keep the money he saves.

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  • Edaea_Sinid

    This is just one of the many reasons I am proud to be a chiver!

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