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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Walter Reed Army Medical Center
The Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) is the United States Army's flagship medical center. Located on 113 acres (457,000 m²) in Washington, D.C., it serves more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military. The center is named after Major Walter Reed (1851–1902), an army physician who led the team which confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct contact. - Source: Wikipedia
The maroon flag that's flown for more than a century above the Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be lowered for the last time Wednesday as part of a weeklong series of events marking the hospital moving its operations from the District to Maryland and Virginia.
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Army's flagship hospital where privates to presidents have gone for care, is closing its doors after more than a century.
As the Walter Reed Army Medical Center celebrated its centennial this year, its leaders highlighted the progress that has been made in the care of the wounded.
Every day for weeks on end, injured Army pilot Joseph Luciano talked to an answering machine at Walter Reed hospital, trying to get an appointment for a heart scan.
Montgomery County officials will receive federal money for traffic problems expected when the Walter Reed Army Medical Center is combined with the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, said yesterday.