Walter Reed Hospital: SNAFU

I read this Flash Report post by John Campbell prior to the House vote on the troop surge in Iraq and he was all red, white and blue about supporting the Troops.  As is Rep. Royce.  As is Rep. Rohrabacher.  One could argue that there’s a “who supports the troops more” contest among the GOP congressional delegation here in the OC on a regular basis.

The Washington Post recently published an article about the deplorable conditions at Walter Reed Hospital in DC where the wounded from Iraq go for stateside treatmnt of all sorts of physical injuries and mental conditions stemming from the War in Iraq.  Please read the article and imagine your son and daughter getthing this sort of care?  It’s shameful.

So where is the OC delegation (you too Loretta) on calling for dramatic changes in the care our wounded soliders get stateside?  So when Campbell starts chest thumping about his support for the troops, its all talk and no action.

The silence on this situation from our elected officials is deafening.  If you want to do something to help, contact the Medical Family Assistance Center at Walter Reed.  They need calling cards for the soldiers and backpacks.  It’s too bad our own government can’t provide these tokens for our wounded soldiers.

Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Medical Family Assistance Center 

BLDG. 2, Third Floor, Room 3E01.

6900 Georgia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20307


  3 comments for “Walter Reed Hospital: SNAFU

  1. RHackett
    February 21, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I sure Rohrabacher will just state they volunteered.

  2. BBoczek
    February 21, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Why would I believe that the Walter Reed–Medical Family Assistance Center would be of any help to the wounded military personnel or their families? It seems that physically, mentally and emotionally wounded soldiers have been languishing for months with no assistance coming from any quarter. There are no words to describe the shame of such negligence.
    How about listing contact information for an organization that will send volunteers over there who will actually accomplish something?

  3. February 22, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Within the Marine Corps family, there’s the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund to help Marines recover from combat wounds and return to “normal life.” There’s a grant application process at military hospitals including Walter Reed that usually results in approvals within 72 hours. The fund has awarded $8 mil. in two years.

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