Vice President Cheney talked with the troops and publilc, as he gave the combat badge to five soldiers for their performance of duty, while engaged by the emeny in Iraq.
Vice Presidnet Cheney stands surrounded by troops Friday at Ft. Leavenworth, as he was in town to speak to the troops after a tour of the Harley Davidson Plant in Kansas City.
Vice President Dick Cheney pins a Combat Action Badge on Maj. Daniel Frickenschmidt, one of five soldiers honored for his service during Cheney's visit to Fort Leavenworth. Frickenschmidt received the badge for action during combat in November 2004 in Mosul, Iraq. About one-third of the soldiers at Friday's rally have spent at least one tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Cheney addresses the troops at a packed house in a gym, on the oledest militay post west of the Mississippi.
Troops at Fort Leavenworth cheer as Vice President Dick Cheney arrives. During Friday's rally at the fort, Cheney renewed the administration's call for reauthorizing the Patriot Act, saying it was needed to continue the fight against terrorism. Cheney used a cane during his visit because of a pre-existing foot condition, his spokeswoman said.
Vice President Cheney addresses a packed gym at Fort Leavenworth Friday.
Rep. Jim Ryun and Sen. Pat Roberts visited before Vice President Dick Cheney spoke at Fort Leavenworth Friday afternoon.