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.

A Naval officer "cases" or retires the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology flag during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A Naval officer "cases" or retires the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology flag during a ceremony Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., to officially mark the transition to medical services at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and Ft. Belvoir. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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