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By Sharahn D. Boykin and Sharahn D. Boykin,Staff Reporter | July 1, 2007
Spc. Curtis Turpin thought he would be out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in a month. That was four months ago. The wounded Iraq war veteran is still recovering from abdomen injuries received during an explosion in Baghdad. In the meantime, his wife, Jennifer, has been holed up in a hotel on the hospital campus far from home in Kansas, where he serves in the National Guard. For 31 Walter Reed patients and their families, doctor appointments and medical tests were replaced Friday with breezy conversations on a private cruise on the Severn River aboard a Watermark vessel, the 65-foot Harbor Queen.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN REPORTER | October 10, 2007
John M. Murray, a decorated Korean War veteran and retired Georgia Pacific Corp. manager, died Oct. 3 of complications from emphysema at his Catonsville home. He was 76. Mr. Murray was born in Baltimore and raised on Ellamont Street in the city's Walbrook neighborhood. He was a graduate of the old St. James School at Eager and Aisquith streets. He was 17 when he enlisted in the Army in 1948, and, while serving as an infantryman at several stateside posts, was division boxing champion.
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December 29, 1997
James Nabrit Jr., 97, a former ambassador to the United Nations and president of Howard University, died Saturday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington.He had been under treatment for an undisclosed infection at his Washington home when he became seriously ill and was taken to Walter Reed, according to his son James Nabrit III.Mr. Nabrit was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1965 to 1967. He was Howard University's president from 1960 to 1965 and from 1968 to 1969.Pub Date: 12/29/97
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July 25, 2007
ROBERT BERNSTEIN, 87 Headed Walter Reed Dr. Robert Bernstein, an Army physician who served as commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and as Texas' commissioner of health, died Monday at an Austin hospital after a battle with leukemia and other health problems, said friend and colleague Camille D. Miller, president and chief executive of the Texas Health Institute. After retiring as Texas commissioner of health in 1991, Dr. Bernstein continued to work with educational, medical, public health, and veterans organizations.
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August 27, 1992
Gen. Clyde D. Eddleman, a former vice chief of staff of the Army, died of respiratory failure Aug. 19 at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was 90 and lived in Arlington, Va. A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1924, he retired as vice chief of staff in 1962, his career having combined combat and high- level administrative experience with military-school experience.Dr. James A. Batts Jr., 78, of Philadelphia, professor emeritus at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and a former director of obstetrics and gynecology at Harlem Hospital, died from cancer Aug. 22 at the college's medical center in Philadelphia.
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December 19, 2000
Lt. Col. George E. Peoples, M.D., a resident of Fulton, has been selected as one of Ten Outstanding Young Americans for 2001 by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented annually to Americans with exceptional achievements and who have demonstrated service to humanity. Peoples, 38, a surgical oncologist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, has discovered and developed vaccines that have proven applicable to a wide variety of cancers, according to the medical center.
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December 2, 1995
Gen. Maxwell Thurman, 64, a retired Army general who led the 1989 invasion of Panama and was a principal architect of the all-volunteer Army, died yesterday at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He was diagnosed with leukemia in 1990.Called "Mad Max" and "Maxatollah" by colleagues for his aggressive style, General Thurman delayed his retirement at the request of the Bush administration so he could lead the effort to oust Gen. Manuel Noriega's regime.He was named commander of the U.S. Southern Command, based at Quarry Heights, Panama, in September 1989, with responsibility for forces in South and Central America.
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July 25, 2007
ROBERT BERNSTEIN, 87 Headed Walter Reed Dr. Robert Bernstein, an Army physician who served as commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and as Texas' commissioner of health, died Monday at an Austin hospital after a battle with leukemia and other health problems, said friend and colleague Camille D. Miller, president and chief executive of the Texas Health Institute. After retiring as Texas commissioner of health in 1991, Dr. Bernstein continued to work with educational, medical, public health, and veterans organizations.
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June 10, 1996
William J. Baroody Jr.,58, who headed two prestigious Washington research centers, died of a lung ailment Saturday.He became president of the American Enterprise Institute, a leading conservative think tank, in 1978, succeeding his father, William J. Baroody Sr., who had held the post for 16 years.He left AEI in 1986 amid disputes over business management and assertions by some conservatives that the organization had become too politically centrist.From 1981 until 1994, he was chairman of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
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January 24, 1991
Graveside services for George A. Bryant Jr., a retired U.S. Army master sergeant who was a training officer for state agencies, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.Mr. Bryant, who was 57 and lived in Severn, died Friday at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington after a short illness.With the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for several months, he earlier worked for the State Highway Administration for about two years.He retired in 1977 from the Army after 26 years of service.
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By Sharahn D. Boykin and Sharahn D. Boykin,Staff Reporter | July 1, 2007
Spc. Curtis Turpin thought he would be out of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in a month. That was four months ago. The wounded Iraq war veteran is still recovering from abdomen injuries received during an explosion in Baghdad. In the meantime, his wife, Jennifer, has been holed up in a hotel on the hospital campus far from home in Kansas, where he serves in the National Guard. For 31 Walter Reed patients and their families, doctor appointments and medical tests were replaced Friday with breezy conversations on a private cruise on the Severn River aboard a Watermark vessel, the 65-foot Harbor Queen.
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By Julian E. Barnes | May 3, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that he has asked the department's top military and civilian leaders to begin meeting weekly to carry out recommendations of review groups that have examined failures at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Gates said his deputy, Gordon England, will lead a strategy and oversight group consisting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and health officials to see that reforms proposed by the Pentagon's Independent Review Group, a commission appointed by President Bush and other task forces are put into effect.
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By Joel Havemann and Joel Havemann,Los Angeles Times | March 31, 2007
WASHINGTON -- President Bush inspected the much-maligned Walter Reed Army Medical Center yesterday and reiterated his promise to fix the bureaucratic bungling that led to shoddy living conditions and treatment delays for wounded soldiers - problems that sparked a shake-up of top-ranking military officials. In his first visit to what had been regarded as the nation's premier military hospital since the disclosure of squalid conditions there earlier this year, Bush apologized for "bureaucratic and administrative failures."
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By Paul Moore and Paul Moore,Public Editor | March 18, 2007
It's a rare moment in journalism when a story triggers a public outcry loud enough that it leads to promises of dramatic change in public policy. But that's what happened when The Washington Post published its two-part report last month on the dreadful living conditions of Iraq war veterans at an outpatient facility at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The articles sparked a series of resignations among the Army's top medical officers, the creation of a presidential investigative commission and pledges from the military medical system to make significant changes in the care of wounded soldiers.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun Reporter | March 14, 2007
WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings visited the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center this week, he made sure to show up earlier than expected. "I intentionally did that, because I know how when you announce these things, you get the dog and pony show," the Baltimore Democrat said. He said the early arrival enabled him to speak with several patients before he sat down with hospital administrators on Monday. He came away impressed with the dedication of the staff and quality of the facility.
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March 13, 2007
NATIONAL Walter Reed general forced out The Army's surgeon general has been forced out, becoming the third high-ranking Army official to lose his job in a widening scandal over substandard conditions for wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. pg 1a WORLD Sudanese leaders condemned A high-level U.N. mission to Darfur said that the Sudanese government had orchestrated human rights crimes against its own people and urged that leaders of Sudan's government and militias be charged with war crimes.
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By New York Times News Service | July 22, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Although Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas, the front-running Republican candidate for president, has a number of physical handicaps and medical conditions, they are "stable or controlled" and his health is "excellent," his doctors said yesterday.If elected, at his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1997, Mr. Dole would be 73 1/2 years old -- the oldest man to take the presidential oath of office.The medical records made public yesterday, based on checkups that Mr. Dole underwent in June and earlier this month, indicate that the majority leader is remarkably fit for a man of his age. He turns 72 today.
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February 10, 2007
Etta L. Ryden, a retired Army nurse who served in three wars, died of heart failure Feb. 3 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. The former Frederick resident was 92. She was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y., and moved with her family to Catonsville in the 1930s. She attended the University of Iowa and graduated from Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., with a certified nursing degree in 1942. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Johns Hopkins University in 1949.
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By Adam Schreck and Adam Schreck,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 8, 2007
WASHINGTON -- On frequent trips to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Rep. C.W. Bill Young said he and his wife found wounded soldiers who didn't have adequate clothes, even one doing his rehabilitation in the bloody boots he had on when he was injured. One soldier, ashamed that his mattress was soaked with urine, tried to turn Young's wife away, the Florida Republican recalled yesterday. Another with a serious brain injury fell out of bed and hit his head three times before someone was assigned to make sure it didn't happen again.
NEWS
March 8, 2007
Support for troops is only lip service Last week, light was held up to two harsh examples of dishonoring our disabled soldiers, with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates' dismissal of two top officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center ("Army secretary forced from job," March 3) and Bob Woodruff's reports on ABC about care for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries. Those examples demonstrated, once again, that the Bush administration's support for our troops does not go beyond lip service.
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