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Earlier this year we told you about a place here in Washington that makes you feel more grateful -- more humble than just about anywhere else.
The operation is run -- our power player of the with.
We take care of the wounded of all the services to soldiers the sailors airmen Marines.
And so we call them warriors.
At heart that you're doing great.
Major general Carla -- Boland as the commander of Walter reed army medical -- Would just celebrated its 100 anniversary and all -- that this takes lots -- practice.
The general showed us the clear they are giving now to warriors who lost limbs in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Instead of just you know the old wooden -- that.
People used to getting old that we now have power status it's been going upstairs.
Wounded warriors walk around -- track and -- harness to get used to their prosper.
We're learn to climb the moving wall.
The record on this -- an hour and a half.
With little tired you know able climate across that anything like an hour and a half.
And remarkably 45 per -- of the amputees returned to active duty.
Some to the battlefield.
We send them with extra prosthetics so that if -- Prosthetic gets injured again they've got a -- in the truck.
That has been the tradition at Walter Reed since it opened in 1909.
It started out as a state of the art hospital it had an electric elevator.
Indoor plumbing electricity.
And an X ray room that was state of the -- back then.
He was named after an army Doctor Who discovered during the Spanish American war.
That yellow fever which was killing more soldiers than battle injuries was transmitted by mosquitoes.
War is one of those catalysts.
To come up with new treatments to save.
The beginnings -- that we're in the Korean War as well as the.
Not during World War I the hospital expanded from eighty beds to 2500.
By building long wooden barracks what is it like for a commander in chief -- -- come here and see the soldiers they sent into battle.
Shackled they'll come back -- I'd out of the room you know we let them go in the room.
Privately with a soldier and their families that it's always had uplifting experience for them and they'd love to come this missiles.
Two years ago that was -- scandal at Walter Reed when it was revealed that -- patients were -- housing infested with mice and mold and we're getting lost in the bureaucracy.
It was very painful morale wise -- -- and took command later and says the problems have been fixed.
As Walter Reed celebrates its first hundred years one thing above -- drives the staff.
The courage of the warriors recovering from their wounds.
I speak for my PT test and these guys pass.
Then they'll turn around ago -- -- -- and all but yet carry on carry on.
They are what we come to work for every day and they're the ones that create the memories that we will treasure forever.
Walter Reed shuts its doors in September of 2011.
As part of the Pentagon's base closing program.
But when -- combines operations -- Bethesda naval hospital it will keep the name Walter Reed and that's it for today.
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