Entries in Walter Reed Army Medical Center (2)


Michelle Obama Visits Troops at Walter Reed

Chuck Kennedy/The White House(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Michelle Obama made an unannounced stop at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Monday afternoon to visit wounded troops.

"The first lady is visiting privately with wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. This is her third visit to Walter Reed and part of her ongoing private meetings and visits with wounded warriors and their families around the country," an administration official said.

Mrs. Obama last went to Walter Reed in August.

Earlier Monday, President Obama and the first lady met with families of troops lost in combat and then took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery.

The president spent his Memorial Day afternoon playing golf in Ft. Belvoir, Va.

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Bob Dole Hospitalized Again

Photo Courtesy - BobDole(dot)org(WASHINGTON) -- Former Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole was admitted to Walter Reed Army Medical Center Tuesday evening with a fever, discharged Friday morning then went back to the hospital for treatment because his fever had recurred.  He was admitted and remained there Saturday evening.

The Kansas Republican issued a statement Saturday saying he was grateful for the tremendous care he received and "continue to receive" at Walter Reed.  He said, "Overall I feel good today."

The 87-year-old World War II vetran who served with distinction with the 10th Mountain Division, entered Walter Reed back in February and spent most of the next ten months there, undergoing two knee surgeries and three bouts of pneumonia.  In his statement he said he has been receiving physical therapy for his knee and working at his law firm, Alston and Bird.

Dole served in the U.S. Senate from 1969 to 1996, when he resigned to run for president.  He was defeated by Bill Clinton.

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