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  • In about-face, Walter Reed opens dining hall to wounded warriors after Fox News reporting

    08/15/2013 12:26:16 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 28 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 8/15/13 | Justin Fishel, Jennifer Griffin
    The U.S. military has reversed a string of decisions that would have restricted access for severely wounded troops to a popular dining hall at Walter Reed hospital, after Fox News began reporting on complaints from veterans and their families. The military earlier this month decided to invalidate meal tickets and reduce hours for the Warrior Cafe, the sole dining facility in building 62 -- home to all multiple amputees and long-term, recovering patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. The wife of one of the veterans affected by the decision told Fox News on Thursday that...
  • Veteran's Story About Michelle Obama Using War Amputees as Photo Props

    03/05/2013 2:16:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    soopermexican.com ^ | 3/5/13 | soopermexy
    I caught this story being posted, and asked for permission to blog it – it’s pretty harrowing: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman I've had veterans tell me a very similar story: Kids forced to go hungry for hours during Michelle Obama media event http://dailycaller.com/2013/03/04/lets-starve-kids-forced-to-go-hungry-for-hours-during-michelle-obama-media-event/ … 5:12 PM - 04 Mar 13 J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman .@AZ_Susan She told the soldiers and caregivers from Walter Reed they were receiving an award and having a luncheon. Neither one existed. After considering whether to tell the story, J.R. relented: J.R. Salzman @jrsalzman In light of Michelle Obama using hungry school kids as props, let me tell...
  • Ceremony marks closing of Walter Reed hospital (After 102 years of service)

    07/27/2011 12:27:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/27/2011 | KIMBERLY HEFLING
    WASHINGTON – Maj. Walter Reed's sword was symbolically handed over to the Navy at a ceremony Wednesday marking the closure of the Army hospital bearing his name, where hundreds of thousands of the nation's war wounded have been treated for more than a century. The tone was somber at times, but mostly celebratory, as more than a thousand former and current staff members and patients — some of them wounded troops from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in wheelchairs who have lost limbs —gathered under a white tent to say goodbye to the Army's flagship hospital. The Army band played,...
  • Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan to fellow military doctors: “We love death more then (sic) you love life!

    09/08/2010 11:00:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    I want to see the whole thing. Every American should demand to see the whole damned thing. And then you need to demand to know the names of every higher-ups in the military and the government who read or saw this thing and did nothing about it. I’m talking about the chilling slide presentation that Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan gave at Walter Reed Hospital while a senior-year psych resident in June 2007. The Washington Post publishes details of the slide presentation, though not the original document itself. [Update: Good! WaPo publishes the full slide presentation here.] Goodbye, “Do no...
  • Birther Army Doc Waives Hearing, Court Martial Likely To Move Ahead

    06/09/2010 12:06:14 PM PDT · by jamese777 · 153 replies · 513+ views
    TPM ^ | 7/9/10 | Justin Elliot
    The group backing Birther Army Doctor Terrence Lakin as he makes his way through the military justice system announced today that Lakin is waiving a preliminary hearing that was set for Friday. Lt. Col. Lakin refused orders on the grounds that Barack Obama is not eligible to be president. It is now up to Maj. Gen. Karl Horst, Military District of Washington Commander, to decide if the case will go to trial, said Chuck Dasey, spokesman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, where Lakin is assigned. The American Patriot Foundation said in a press release: Saying that the...
  • In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

    01/11/2010 2:35:34 PM PST · by sinanju · 10 replies · 414+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, January 11, 2010 | Associated Press
    While in medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences from 1997 to 2003, Hasan received a string of below average and failing grades, was put on academic probation and showed little motivation to learn. He took six years to graduate from the university in Bethesda, Maryland, instead of the customary four, according to the school. The delays were due in part to the deaths of his father in 1998 and his mother in 2001. Yet the information about his academic probation and bad grades wasn't included in his military personnel file, leaving the impression he was ready...
  • Major Hasan's Islamist Life

    11/20/2009 6:18:31 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 747+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 20, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    The title page of Nidal Hasan's PowerPoint demonstration for a medical lecture in June 2007, indicates how little interest he took in medicine and how much in the perceived contradiction between being a Muslim and an American soldier. As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst dubs "dueling Fort Hood investigations," will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle? Despite encouraging references to "violent Islamists" by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is...
  • DC Chapter AAR – WRAMC DOG DAYS OF SUMMER ARRIVE

    08/27/2009 6:03:06 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 21 replies · 1,807+ views
    My drug addled brain | 27 August 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    14 & 21 August 2009 Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC On 14 August Mrs T spotted an Azzhat poster with the words, “Thank God for IEDs” printed on it. She didn’t get a picture of it so you’ll just have to take her word. My experience says her word is pretty damn good. On 21 August we had weather make up all around us and it finally cut loose. I wanted to go down the street and pass out soap but Mrs T wanted to have a wet tee shirt contest. Without any beer it was hard to...
  • DC Chapter AAR – WRAMC ANOTHER JUNE TWOFER BUT NOT AS COOL AS BUFORDP’S

    07/03/2009 6:16:29 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 7 replies · 909+ views
    3 July 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    20 AND 27 JUNE 2009 Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC This AAR will be like Section 788 of Henry Waxman’s late-night, 300-page manager’s amendment to H.R. 2454June 20 Pics courtesy of Mrs. Trooprally. Mrs. T writes, “Here are the pictures from Friday. The bus did not come we left at 11:05PM, We were asked to leave. The new Garrison Commander and his wife came out to thank us for being there. He said he may have the moonbats remove their signs off Gov property . They make him angery (sic). But he said he will try and be...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, D. C. ~ 26 MAY, 2009

    05/25/2009 6:00:04 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 180 replies · 6,784+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington D. C.  The Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) is the United States Army's flagship medical center on the east coast of the United States. Located on 113 acres 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. Since its origins, what is now the WRAMC medical...
  • DC Chapter AAR – 4-24-09 WRAMC RON G. KIRBY LEARNS VALUABLE LESSON ON THE RULE OF THE MOAB

    05/15/2009 9:25:46 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 9 replies · 1,290+ views
    Jimmy Valentine's brother | 15 May 2009 | BufordP's Other Brother
    24 April 2009, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC DC Chapter Members in attendance: The usual suspects rongkirby, Fraxinus, Trooprally, Lurker Bill, cindy_true_supporter, BufordP, Mr. & Mrs Trooprally Lacking inspiration this report is more than late. Not much new happens outside Walter Reed. We haven’t had a confrontation with the Azzhats in years. The Azzhats don’t even light candles for their “vigil” anymore.So it’s understandable that attendance has dropped off. However, Ron G did learn a valuable lesson which I will share. It was taught by Mr. Trooprally. It’s fairly easy to remember so if on the off you...
  • DC Chapter AAR – WRAMC Week # 202 GORBAL WARNING NO PIXELS WASTED ON AZZHATS

    03/10/2009 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 9 replies · 1,366+ views
    little ole me | 10 March 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    6 March 2009, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC DC Chapter Members in attendance: rongkirby, Fraxinus, Trooprally, Lurker Bill, Cindy_true_supporter, 2nd Class Citizen, Plea Deal, Navy Vet, Tom the Red Hunter The moderating temperatures enabled the chapter to deploy our MOAB. Reliable sources informed me that only three people, as opposed to the standard four to six, were required to deploy the MOAB. I don’t know if it was the climate change or the anticipation of adjustment to DST but there was an affect on some of us manning the watch this Friday past. kburi warned us about his...
  • DC Chapter AAR – WRAMC Week # 201 COLD, NO BUS BUT WE’RE STILL AT IT

    02/27/2009 5:44:36 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 13 replies · 1,390+ views
    27 February 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother- Photos by Plead Deal
    20 February 2009, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: rongkirby, Fraxinus, Trooprally, Lurker Bill, Cindy_true_supporter, 2nd Class Citizen, Plea Deal Photos by Plea Deal and some amateur. You’ll be able to spot the difference. Another chillsome evening (~35 degrees) at Georgia and Elder as the DC Chapter stalwarts moved into position to thank the wounded warriors for protecting us form those who would as soon decapitate us as look at us. It was a typical Friday evening for the DC Chapter. Good friends and lively discussions between waves and shouted “THANK YOUs” to the vehicles exiting and...
  • Obama visits the troops at Walter Reed Freep #199

    02/12/2009 2:01:04 PM PST · by BufordP · 21 replies · 3,657+ views
    DC Chapter | 12 Feb 2009 | BufordP
    Many Freepers don't believe it, and though there is very little evidence on the internet, we do now have proof that Mister Obama has from time to time spent quality time with the troops. Mister Obama talking to a troop outside the Men's Room. Is that a bottle of Purell? Our very stealthy PleaDeal snuck into Walter Reed behind Mister Obama's very large entourage of Secret Service agents, staffers, manicurists and pedicurists, make-up personnel, and general purpose "yes" men as they entered the facility. Once inside, she was able to take some very rare and candid photos. It's not...
  • DC Chapter AAR – WRAMC Week # 197 CHCKNHAWK BRINGS WARMTH INSTEAD OF A BANJO FROM ALABAMA

    01/28/2009 6:19:27 PM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 17 replies · 2,061+ views
    self | 28 January 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother Photos by Mr. T
    23 January 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: Chcknhawk, BufordP, Pasquale, rongkirby, Tom the Redhunter, Fraxinus, Trooprally, Lurker Bill, Cindy_true_supporter, victoryNY, GunsareOK and Mike Bufton Loyola College student and former roommate of Cindy_true_supporter’s son Gavin On special assignment: PleaDeal, she thought it would be cold so she was volunteering at the Blair Mansion Inn First things first, BufordP has wheels that are new to him: A Black Fiat Magnum with a 340 Hemi. He claims it goes like stink Chcknhawk (CJ) was in town and stopped by to make sure that we were still pulling Friday...
  • Let's Be Worthy of Their Sacrifice WRAMC AAR#194

    01/08/2009 5:13:51 PM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 16 replies · 1,739+ views
    8 JANUARY 2009 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    Karl Rove wrote Let's Be Worthy of Their Sacrifice in the Wall Street Journal on 2 Jan 2009. He closed with this thought , “May the New Year bring safety to all who wear our country's uniform, success in the missions they so passionately believe in, peace and comfort to their families, and reunion with all whom they love.” First AAR of the New Year and as you can tell from the accompanying pictures the Goracle was warming up some other part of the world. Larry McCan, a lifer of fifteen years, was waiting for his squeeze to pick him...
  • T'was the Freep Before Christmas - Walter Reed Week 192 (19 Dec 2008)

    12/30/2008 6:17:44 PM PST · by BufordP · 12 replies · 1,515+ views
    30 Dec 2008 | BufordP
    Santa looks in on a car full of kids. Tells them they're all getting coal in their stockings! Sent them all off crying. BAD Santa! Notice you'll never see Mr Trooprally and Santa together in the same picture? Lurker Bill Mr Scrooge! What's the CO2-friendly equivalent for coal? MOAB Slogan Contest Current MOAB has been in use for some time and is starting to show a lot of wear and tear. Time for a new one. Here's our current MOAB as seen in Freep 193. The Original MOAB read: GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS LIBERATING THE WORLD OF ONE TYRANT...
  • CHICAGO SENDS WINTER HAWK AS WELL AS ZEROBAMA WRAMC AAR WEEK 188

    11/25/2008 7:59:43 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 18 replies · 1,745+ views
    self | 25 November 2008 | Jimmy Valentine's brother Photos by Trooprally (Mr T)
    21 November 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: Fraxnius, Cindy_True_Suppporter, VictoryNY, USN Retired, BufordP, ˝ Trooprally, Kburi, Lurker Bill, Ron G Kirby, On special assignment: PleaDeal Temperate weather left town as snow flurries arrived and temperatures plunged like the stock market. After almost two years of the most ethical congress, the economy is in the toilet. But not to worry, Charlie Rangel has surrendered one of his rent controlled apartments in Harlem but claimed a homesteading tax break in DC. Everything is going to be OTAY when ZEROBAMA’S Three Stooges economic team takes over and reinvents...
  • MRS TROOPRALLY SENDS IN SHOCK TROOPS: GREAT PUMPKIN AND GRAND KIDS WALTER REED AAR WEEK 185

    11/05/2008 5:16:16 PM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 14 replies · 1,641+ views
    5 November 2008 | Sean Valentine Photos by Plea Deal and Mr. T
    Honor Roll: Fraxnius, Cindy_True_Suppporter, VictoryNY, USN Retired, Plea deal, VAFlagwaver, Micah and Ben, Lurker Bill Once again Linus Van Pelt was disappointed. The Great Pumpkin appeared outside the gates of Walter Reed and gave candy away to all the little girls and some boys that passed by. I couldn’t determine if Micah and Ben were embarrassed or were used to their granddads antics. Lurker Bill came in costume and had a surrender monkey with him as well. Plea Deal applied he wizardly skills to bring us this weeks photos. Cindy_True_Supporter passed out Hawaiian Halloween leis to get the rest of...
  • ADIEU SATIN PATRIOT WRAMC AAR WEEK 184

    10/29/2008 5:56:29 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 9 replies · 1,128+ views
    Self | Jimmt Valentine's brother Photos by Mrs Trooprally and VAFlagWaver
    24 October 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: Trooprally (Mr. & Mrs), Cindy_True_Supporter, Rongkirby, Lurker Bill, Fraxinus, VAFlagWaver, Satin Patriot,Kburi, Chief, VictoryNY, Tom the Redhunter, USNRetired and “My FRiend Susan” Kburi and the DC Chapter say adios to Satin Patriot. Satin Patriot is being relocated by her work. Here’s the rest of VAFlagWaver’s pics: Here’s Mrs “T’s” Pics BufordP and mgta remind us that our wounded heroes on Friday nights ride this bus; Thanks to The Aleethia Foundation. Who is The Aleethia Foundation? Glad you asked : Just wanted to update you on the “Friday Night...
  • SECRET SERVICE REPORTS: “NO ONE SHOUTED KILL THE MOONBATS!” WRAMC AAR # WEEK 182

    10/16/2008 6:28:12 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 25 replies · 2,402+ views
    16 October 2008 | Self
    10 October 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: Trooprally (Mr. & Mrs), Cindy-True-Supporter, Lurker Bill, Fraxinus, Cindy True Supporter, VAFlagWaver, Bruce and Kris, New England Patriot Sick Call: Sensei Ern and BufrodP (Both hard core regulars checked in with Mrs. T) Well it was a fairly standard Friday evening for the DC Chapter stalwarts. Early arrivals included Tom The Red HunterMr. an Mrs. Trooprally (That's "Legs" posing and Mrs. T taking) And your intrepid reporterThe Moonbats mustered for their usual 7 to 9 formation (no Pics this week). Our side added Cindy-True-Supporter Fraxnius The ever cheerful...
  • FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY WALTER READ ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FREEP # 175 AAR

    08/28/2008 5:33:33 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 19 replies · 1,658+ views
    DC Chapter | 28 August 2008 | Jimmy Valentine's brother Photos bt PleaDeal and Mrs T
    22 August 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Honor Roll: Satin Patriot, BufordP, Trooprally (Mr. & Mrs), kburi, PleaDeal, 3-D JOY, Tom the Red hunter, Lurker Bill, USN Retired, Fraxinus, GunsAreOK The New Second Baptist Church was conducting a Fish Fry in their Parking Lot on Friday Night. BufordP checking the line Devon from Oklahoma stopped by to chat with Kburi. He is a Medic that will be transferring to FT Hood Tom the Red Hunter shows his cornbread and fish that he purchased from the church 3-DJoy Plea Deal has cookies! Satin Patriot USN Retired & Satin...
  • WALTER READ ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FREEP # 160 AAR

    05/25/2008 7:47:42 AM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 22 replies · 816+ views
    self | 25 May2008 | Jimmy Valentine's brother photos by VAFlagwaver
    9 May 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Well FREEPERs a funny thing happened on the way to filing this report. Your correspondent either tried to sky dive, snow oard or do a war dance on his back stoop Saturday night May 10. The result was a visit to Silver Spring’s Holy Cross Hospital, locally known as the Holy Hilton. The foot doctor for DC United was on the premises as I had managed to crack the bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. Long story short I’m currently on injured reserve. Enough about me. Early in the evening...
  • WITHOUT BITTERNESS TYPICAL, PATRIOTIC, FLAG WAVING, FREEPERS SUPPORT OUR WOUNDED WARRIOR HEROS

    04/23/2008 2:55:21 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 30 replies · 527+ views
    DC Chapter | 23 April 2008 | Jimmy Valentine's brother Photos by PleaDeal, Trooprally & Kburi
    ELDER STREET AND GEORGIA AVENUE, WASHINGTON, DC - 18 April 2008 The DC Chapter stalwarts and FRiends refusing to cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment manned their post Friday night at the main gate outside Walter Reed Army Medical Center Week 157 Honor Roll: Fraxinus, Lurker Bill aka “Sweet William”, VAFlagwaver, Ron G. Kirby, USNRetired, Kburi, PleaDeal, BufordP, Tom the Redhunter; Cindy_True_Supporter, Trooprally (Mr. & Mrs.) and from the Mason Nation – Laura R. BufordP wants to know, “Are you talking to me?” PleaDeal on patrol, camera...
  • WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER FREEP # 153 AAR

    03/25/2008 2:56:59 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 37 replies · 1,506+ views
    Georgia Ave & Elder St | 25 March 2008 | Jimmy Valentine's brother - Photos by "MrsT"
    21 March 2008, Elder Street and Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC Well FREEPERs it happened, Bruce Wolf, chair of O.P.E.I.U. Local 2's "Social Justice Committee" managed to round up a group of Spring Equinox celebrants and out numbered the DC Chapter and FRiends. But enough of the bad news. From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma by way of Dallas, Texas we were joined by Scan 59 seen here with VictoryNY And his wife, BABY FREEP their lovely lurker daughter Kari Their son is a machinist mate serving on the Carrier USNS George Washington which is soon to deploy. Scan indicated that their son...
  • Walter Reed consecutive FReep #152: Swollen Numbers, Throbbing Crowds

    03/20/2008 9:15:36 PM PDT · by satin_patriot · 25 replies · 1,109+ views
    Satin's head | 20 March 2008 | Satinpatriot
    It’s amazing what happens when people start working together toward a common goal. Friday night, 14 March, Free Republic, Gathering of Eagles (GOE), Eagles Up, Nam Knights, Band of Mothers, Protest Warrior, Patriot Guard Riders, A Soldier’s Wish List, Move America Forward, and concerned individuals got together at the intersection of Georgia and Elder in DC NW to show unified support of the men and women who wear military uniforms in service to our country. This intersection is the location of the main entrance of Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). It is this intersection that greets the men and...
  • Military Ingenuity Walter Reed FReep: Consecutive Week #148

    02/28/2008 11:05:55 PM PST · by satin_patriot · 18 replies · 836+ views
    Satin's head | 2/29/08 | satin_patriot
    One of the coolest ways to get around, EVER! So there I was, standing on the street corner, just like I do almost every Friday night, minding my own (& other people's) business, and buzzing past me from behind came a real work of ingenuity: a wheelchair, with someone in it and someone on his lap, being pushed by a motorized wheelchair with someone in it and someone riding on the back. I SO wish I had a picture. You may ask yourself, "Why does Satin stand on a street corner on Friday nights? Is she there hitting on and...
  • DC Chapter and FReinds Welcome Winter Solstice at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

    12/28/2007 6:54:27 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 28 replies · 642+ views
    JV'sb words, Photos by Mrs T and Plea Deal | 28 December 2007 | Jimmy Valentine's brother, Mrs. T, Plea Deal
    "-- Week 140 of Honoring Our Wounded Warrior Heroes -- It was the Friday before Christmas; I thought we’d be lucky if the magnificent seven made it again. The city of DC was being deserted as the President had given Federal workers Christmas eve off and state and local governments were following suit. But what to my wondering eyes appeared St. Fraxnious and a hearty crew of patriots. Buford P and Gunny (Gathering of Eagles) North Carolina The Doctor of Freep CMKleinin02 a Doctor Raoul associate Nellie, another of Doctor Raoul’s fellow travelers from the Westchester front Albion Wilde and...
  • Walter Reed FReep 136 - November 23, 2007 – Black Friday

    11/27/2007 9:27:39 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 48 replies · 1,054+ views
    slef | 27 November 2007 | Jimmy Valentine's brother
    It was a cold winter’s evening. The guests had all left. O’Leary had closed the bar. -- WRAMC DC Chapter Group Picture -- -- 23 November 2007 -- The honor roll was chilled, mighty thin and included only:Chief Lurker Bill Trooprally (Mr & Mrs) kburi formerly known as Lurker George, Ron G. Kirby (GOE). Pasquale and Coby from Veterans for Freedom Four lefty losers froze their butts carrying their signs “Home Now”, “Bring them Home Now”, a sign with an illegible screed and one person who carried the American Flag. They also had lit three candles so that officially made...
  • Family friend for wounded

    06/29/2007 1:13:34 PM PDT · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 21 replies · 492+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 29, 2007 | By Brandon Leonard
    Michael Sparling spent a recent afternoon helping an injured soldier around Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It was a gesture he has performed many times in the past year and a half since his son also arrived at the hospital to recover from war injuries received in Iraq, but one that may soon be coming to an end. "When my son leaves, I don't know if I'll be able to," said Mr. Sparling who also volunteers his time, expertise and energy to help other families navigate the paperwork and stress he has faced during his son's recovery.His son, Joshua, 25,...
  • Troops from Walter Reed at Shea Stadium

    06/24/2007 3:25:30 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 11 replies · 1,073+ views
    6-42-07 | Me
    Over the PA system at Shea Stadium, they announced that there were soldiers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in attendance. I couldn't tell where they were seated, but I was certainly happy they were there. They played a nice thing on their screen thanking the soldiers for the freedom we enjoy. It was a pretty cool afternoon. The not-so-cool part was waking up on the Metro North with a pounding headache.
  • Sounds of Laughter and Song at Walter Reed #4

    06/06/2007 8:25:05 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 17 replies · 1,864+ views
    My Fat Fingers ^ | 06/06/07 | Sensei Ern
    We had our fourth comedy and music show at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, last night. It was all guys, and no one thought to bring a camera. That means, no pictures. This night's performers were: Baltimore Bluesman - John Pappajohn, comedians: Ron Bender, Key Fitz, Tom Myers, and guest comedian - Giovanni Diviacchi. John brought in the crowd with some preliminary guitar playing that just wowed the crowd. Tom got up and prepped the crowd for a night of laughter. Giovanni, a relatively unknown DC comedian, delivered the funny that I would put up against any seasoned veteran. Key,...
  • How Many Times Did John Bruhns Stand With Code Pink At Walter Reed?

    05/29/2007 8:45:58 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 25 replies · 3,805+ views
    Multiple Freepers' and bloggers' cameras and audio recorders | May 29, 2007
    August 26, 2005: Here is the official Freep report for this date. and in this photo from that thread, John Bruhns is front and center, holding the Stars and Stripes: Here is Freeper Plea Deal's report and photos. Blogger Tantor also has a report, here. Freeper Tom the Redhunter has his blog report here. Andi of Andi's World wrote a report on her blog here. And here is another photo of Bruhns (far right) with the Pinkos: September 2, 2005: On this date, John Bruhns is spotted (for the second week in a row) with the Code Pinkos and Veterans...
  • America Supports You: John Mellencamp Rocks Walter Reed

    04/29/2007 10:28:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 947+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, April 29, 2007 – Popular rock musician John Mellencamp took to the stage at Walter Reed Army Medical Center April 27 and delivered his trademark Americana singing style as a tribute to the wounded soldiers who inspired him at the hospital. John Mellencamp, right, sings at Walter Reed Army Medical Center at a free performance for wounded warriors, family and staff April 27, 2007. About 200 wounded soldiers, family members and hospital staff attended the event, providing a small but energetic crowd. Defense Dept. photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The down-home...
  • Walter Reed Among Top Military Medical Centers, Commander Says

    04/11/2007 5:59:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 732+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 11, 2007 – “Walter Reed is one of the pivotal academic medical centers and casualty receiving hospitals for the joint medical force,” Army Maj. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker told members of the Defense Health Board assembled at the medical center here for a meeting today. Schoomaker recently became Walter Reed’s chief and commander of North Atlantic Regional Medical Command as part of reorganizations that followed publicized accounts of problems within the facility’s outpatient system. He is the brother of former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker. The Defense Health Board was established Oct. 1, 2006. It...
  • Walter Reed Breaks New Ground With 3-D Vision System

    04/03/2007 6:01:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2007 – Virtual reality made its way into the operating room last week when an Army doctor performed the military’s first three-dimensional minimally invasive surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here. Armed with a state-of-the-art helmet, Col. (Dr.) Ernest Lockrow, director of the Telerobotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, used the 3-D capabilities to perform a hysterectomy. Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopy, uses tiny incisions to operate and typically involves a telescopic lens that is connected to a video camera. The operation last week was the first time the military has used the...
  • Appropriators Vote to Keep Walter Reed Open

    03/16/2007 5:34:10 AM PDT · by RDTF · 19 replies · 1,122+ views
    WaPo ^ | March 16, 2007 | Steve Vogel
    The House Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a measure yesterday that bars the closure of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, an action supporters say will reverse plans to shut the hospital in 2011. The provision, attached to a bill with additional funding for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, blocks the use of any federal money to close Walter Reed. Keeping open a base that has been chosen for closure by the Defense Department's Base Realignment and Closure Commission would be unprecedented. The system creating an independent commission to make such decisions was adopted by Congress to prevent political interference with...
  • Sounds of Laughter and Song at Walter Reed

    03/16/2007 11:38:29 AM PDT · by Sensei Ern · 5 replies · 436+ views
    My Fat Fingers ^ | 03/16/2007 | Sensei Ern
    Last night was our third show. Our next one will be in June, featurig ROn Bender, TOm Myers, and an as yet unnamed comedian, with a guest spot from another DC comedian. We were also graced by Talk Show Sensei-tion, Eeevil Conservative! Our crowd was somewhat smaller than past shows, but someone in the know at WRAMC said it is because there are fewer residents. (That is a subtle hint that our "surge" in Iraq is working.) On to the pics: (More may come) The whole gang of performers Jessica and I. Jessica and Brett the Irish COm'Mc. Jessica and...
  • DC Chapter to Defend WRAMC From Moonbats on THURSDAY, March 15, 2007 - 2:30PM - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

    03/14/2007 6:37:05 PM PDT · by tgslTakoma · 33 replies · 1,459+ views
    March 14, 2007
    I am very sorry for the late notice on this Freep; I had to give MPDC time respond to my demonstration permit applications. We are good to go, so here is the important information: WHO: All Freepers and Lurkers in good standing, military and mission supporters, veterans, GOE early arrivals and all other patriots nearby. WHAT: ANSWER's Moonbats who have been camping on the National Mall are descending via greenhouse-gas emitting automobiles on Walter Reed Army Medical Center, to "Stop the War." Of course, you can expect they will have signs calling our troops baby-killers, rapists, etc. You can also...
  • Sounds of Laughter and Song from Walter Reed Army Medical Center Last Night

    01/26/2007 10:07:44 AM PST · by Sensei Ern · 41 replies · 2,002+ views
    01/26/2007 | Sensei Ern
    Last night, Recon Comedy (related to ComedyOpenMike.com) sponsored another show at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This time, we had three comedians and Christian singer Noel McLeary. This show was for the injured soldiers recovering at Walter Reed, and their families. As was true in October, it was a blessing for everyone. I opened, and emceed, again. Singer, Noel McCleary then gave an incredible performance, giving us two of the songs from her CD, "Noel McLeary EP". The crowd fell in love with her. She has definite talent and if she can find a sound system that can do her...
  • America Supports You: Walter Reed Unveils Suites for Terminal Cancer Patients

    01/24/2007 9:29:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 331+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Bernard S. Little
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2007 – A new area of Walter Reed Army Medical Center here will provide state-of-the-art medical care for terminal cancer patients in a warm, homelike setting. After countless hours of fund raising, designing and remodeling by various individuals and organizations, the first palliative care suite and patient/family lounge opened Jan. 22. Roderick Mitchell, president of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation, which spearheaded efforts to raise funds to design and furnish the suite and lounge, presented the rooms to Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, commander of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and North Atlantic Regional Medical...
  • Walter Reed FReep Week #72, 9-01-06: SUPPORTING THE TROOPS, FREEPING ERNESTO

    09/03/2006 10:08:15 AM PDT · by trooprally · 71 replies · 2,848+ views
    Sept. 03,2006 | Trooprally
    Wet & soggy Honor Roll included: Ernesto, Lurker Bill, BillF, (CJ) chcknhawk, Cindy_True-Supporter (CTS), Fraxinus (Frax), Freeping-in Silence, Lurkers George & Ethel and their son Trevor (11 year veteran of the 4th ID, including Iraq, we think), kristinn, TFroatz, tgslTakoma, and trooprally (Mr. & Mrs.). We heard a lot about Trevor and it was a pleasure to finally meet him. (This Honor Roll list includes only those who were on the corners in the rain). CJ spent 15 minutes with the pinkos. CJ's web site, soldiersperspective, can be viewed here, but as of Sunday AM, he has not posted an...
  • WR FReep #69: One Beautiful Night!

    08/15/2006 3:39:46 PM PDT · by PleaDeal · 96 replies · 5,306+ views
    08/15/2006 | PleaDeal
    Tonight we crushed the Pinkos in numbers: 38 to 7 1/2!Other than that, nothing really happened. (Somebody please step in and refute that statement!)The weather was phenomenal for D.C. in August (low 80's with low humidity!) which probably helped to bring out extra FReepers. We couldn't quite understand what kept the commie Pinkos away...Attendance was extremely high this week, but it can always be better! The following FReepers and FRiends came out to celebrate tonight:Just A Nobody, 2ndClassCitizen, 3D-Joy, Just A Nobody, Albion Wilde, Bill * from MD, BillF, Blueblade (also a member of Protest Warriors), BufordP, Just A Nobody,...
  • Friday at Walter Reed

    08/06/2006 8:20:16 PM PDT · by Citizen SMASH · 29 replies · 2,296+ views
    I ARRIVE EARLY at Walter Reed, to help the Freepers and friends set up their large banners expressing support for the military. As we're getting established, a car full of soldiers in civilian clothes leaving the hospital grounds pulls up, and one of them asks what our purpose is (listen to the audio). When I tell him, they all smile, and tell us how much it means to them that someone is showing some appreciation for what they do. The passenger in back has a cast on his arm; he tells me he was injured in Iraq while serving with...
  • Meeting Diana Irey @ Walter Reed

    08/01/2006 11:41:52 AM PDT · by W04Man · 48 replies · 4,695+ views
    Vets4Irey.com ^ | 08/01/06 | O. P. Ditch
    Diana Irey Visits Walter Reed Hospital By: O. P. Ditch, Col USAF (ret) Vets4Irey.com We met her at a McDonalds near the Hospital - what a down to earth Lady. Can you imagine the "cut & runner" doing that? Well, it was a brief introduction, I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting her to that point. But I was most impressed with her genuineness, pleasant personality and intelligence. She is very easy to talk to and she was very interested in our ideas for helping with her campaign. So don't be shy with your recommendations, she's a good listener....
  • Walter Reed FReep #64 - Misbehavin' Moonbats

    07/11/2006 8:01:39 PM PDT · by PleaDeal · 201 replies · 6,752+ views
    07/11/2006 | PleaDeal
    FReep #64: Pinkos Show How They "Support" the Troops In FREEPERS: The ANTS at SHEEHAN'S "I'LL STARVE TOMORROW" PICNIC at the White House 7/03/06, the "AAR Champion Writer" Albion Wilde described the Sheenanigans of Code Pinko's Last Supper-and-mediawhore-fest. It appears that going without solid food for as much as *gasp!* 24 whole hours!?! put the leftists in a really bad mood. Sheehan already swiped the "Starving for Attention" slogan from the FReep banner, so perhaps Medea and Gael were looking for more ideas to steal and turn into commie propaganda when they strolled up the block and attempted to "reach...
  • Freep #62: Freepers and FRiends Support the Troops at Walter Reed (Join Us June 30!)

    06/29/2006 2:42:30 PM PDT · by kristinn · 90 replies · 3,033+ views
    Thursday, June 29, 2006 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll for Friday, June 23, 2006: Albion Wilde, Amanda* from MD, Ashley* from VA, Bill* from MD, BillF, Cindy-true-supporter, Dan* (veteran), daughterofTGSL, Debbie* from VA, Greg (WR), Gretchen15, Jimmy Valentine’s brother, Just A Nobody, kristinn, Landry Fan, Megan* from VA, PleaDeal, Sensei Ern, SonofTGSL, staytrue, tgslTakoma, Tom the Redhunter, trooprally [Mr. & Mrs.]The after-action report fell to me this week so you don't get any fancy graphics or photos. The weather was threatening heavy thunderstorms throughout our stay last Friday, but the Lord was merciful and kept the storms at bay. They approached us from the south and west,...
  • America Supports You: Official Donates Salary to Help Wounded

    06/24/2006 10:16:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 665+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Rudi Williams
    WASHINGTON, June 23, 2006 – Civil servant Ronald A. Rosenfeld demonstrated his heartfelt commitment to helping wounded troops in dramatic fashion -- he donated $150,000, the equivalent of his annual salary, to the Walter Reed Society. About two years ago, a Catholic monsignor told Rosenfeld and his wife, Patty, that war-wounded servicemembers from Iraq and Afghanistan were receiving outstanding medical treatment at Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center, but that money was in short supply for certain quality-of-life items. Without hesitation, the Rosenfelds decided to help. "Through such generosity of donors like yourself, the Walter Reed Society has been able...
  • FReep #61: Summer Arrives at Walter Reed

    06/21/2006 6:00:02 PM PDT · by PleaDeal · 81 replies · 3,261+ views
    06/21/2006 | PleaDeal
    FReep #61: Summer Arrives at Walter ReedBright sunshine and much warmer temps greeted us this evening. Our usual crowd of FReepers and friends was bolstered again tonight by the Western Conference of College Republicans. The young'uns were enthusiastic, very well informed, and committed to Supporting the Troops and the Mission! Plus, they dress really well!The honor roll of attendance (lurkers marked with *):Albion Wilde, Bill from MD*, BillF, Cindy-True-Supporter, Fraxinus, Gavin*, Jack Deth, Jimmy Valentine's Brother, Landry Fan, maica, PleaDeal, son-of-tgslTakoma, tgslTakoma, and Trooprally [Mr. and Mrs.]. Ohio was again represented by Ryan and Karen, who decided to make the...
  • Hilton Evicts Wounded Heroes ( Sgt Shaft Alert )

    06/14/2006 6:08:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,757+ views
    Sgt Shaft column at Military.com ^ | April 21, 2006 | Sgt. Shaft
    Corporate Hillton Apparatchiks have given credence to the old adage, “No good deed goes unpunished” by their not renewing Fran O’Brien’s renewable lease. Since October of 2003 Hal Koster, a two-tour Vietnam veteran and Jim Mayer, a combat injured Vietnam veteran and long time advocate for veterans and a small group of volunteers have been hosting a dinner each and every Friday night for the severely injured patients of Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Ward 57 and severely injured sailors and Marines at Bethesda Naval Medical Center and their families. This was begun as part of a promise to insure...