Walter Reed 'cases' its colors

Medical commands at Walter Reed Army Medical Center retire, or "case," their unit colors in a ceremony marking the closing of the facility.

RADM Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy, smiles as he exchanges words with U.S. Army MG Carla Hawley-Bowland while she hands him the Major Walter Reed's Sword during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The handing over of the sword officially marks the transition from the Washington, D.C., facility to Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

RADM Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy, smiles as he exchanges words with U.S. Army MG Carla Hawley-Bowland while she hands him the Major Walter Reed's Sword during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The handing over of the sword officially marks the transition from the Washington, D.C., facility to Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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