Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Soldiers need care beyond the hospital

Soldiers need care beyond the hospital
Published February 23, 2007
No doubt Walter Reed Army Medical Center works miracles with the severely injured soldiers who lost their limbs or their sanity on Iraq's bloody streets. Once they are stabilized by the best of modern medicine, however, those soldiers enter the "Other Walter Reed," a place of bewildering bureaucracy and countless humiliations.
In a startling investigative work, Washington Post reporters Dana Priest and Anne Hull (both formerly of the St. Petersburg Times) uncovered the bleak world of the less public Walter Reed. Their reporting put names and faces to a national shame, soldiers who have sacrificed their bodies and sense of well-being for their country only to have the military turn its back on them.


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