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Walter Reed Hospital / Firing #853782

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 01, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The firing of Gen. George Weightman††, who was in charge of Walter Reed Army Medical Center in response to conditions and the sub-standard treatment of soldiers there, reported.

(Washington: David Kerley) The problems at the military hospital reviewed; scenes shown of Building 18. [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES - talks about stepping to the plate.] [Last week, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin KILEY†- says this is not a horrific situation.] [Veterans for America Steve ROBINSON†- recounts telling Kiley about conditions at Walter Reed in 2003.] [In 2005, at House hearings, National Guard retired SFC John ALLEN†- criticizes Walter Reed.] [Senator Barack OBAMA - comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The statements from V.A. Secretary Jim Nicholson about the hospital conditions noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Kerley, David

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