Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Injured vets now battle for benefits

Injured vets now battle for benefits
By Anne Hull and Dana Priest
The Washington Post

This is the second part of a report on conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where the wounded who cannot return to battle struggle along with their families.

WASHINGTON — The guests of Mologne House have been blown up, shot, crushed and shaken, and now their convalescence takes place among the chandeliers and wingback chairs of the 200-room hotel on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Oil paintings hang in the lobby of this strange outpost in the war on terrorism, where the maimed and the newly legless sit in wheelchairs next to a pond, watching goldfish turn lazily through the water.

Bryan Anderson
David Thomas

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