(Washington, DC) — The historic Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC is closing its doors due to budget cuts. The century-old military hospital will be given a ceremonial farewell today. The center opened its doors in 1909 and served as the flagship medical center for the Army, treating notables from former President Dwight Eisenhower to P.O.W. Jessica Lynch. The center was wracked by scandal in 2007 after “The Washington Post” published a series of stories detailing cases of alleged medical neglect of patients.
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