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Navy Rear Adm. Matthew Nathan accepts Maj. Walter Reed's sword from Army Maj. Gen. Carla Hawley-Bowland, officially closing the Army hospital in Northwest that has borne his name for 102 years. The sword transfer at Wednesday's ceremony made official the transition. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Navy Rear Adm. Matthew Nathan accepts Maj. Walter Reed's sword from Army Maj. Gen. Carla Hawley-Bowland, officially closing the Army hospital in Northwest that has borne his name for 102 years. The sword transfer at Wednesday's ceremony made official the transition. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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