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#1 Walter Reed closing after more than 100 years of treating wounded troops07-27-2011, 09:02 PM
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army's chief medical facility, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, retired its ceremonial flags on Wednesday, as it closes its historic facility after more than a century of treating wounded American fighters and presidents.
- The complex in northwest Washington near the Maryland border shifts most of its operations in August and finally shuts its doors on September 15 as a part of a consolidation with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
"The ceremony is not a closing, but a transition of the organization to the next iteration of what we call 'Borden's Dream,' so named after the Army Doctor who had the vision to create the first Walter Reed General Hospital," Col. Norvell Coots, commander of the Walter Reed Health Care System, said in a statement.
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
07-27-2011, 10:28 PM
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I saw that it brought tears to my eyes to think of how many have been treated over the years and the history it could tell if walls could talk.
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