I talked to many people (they were as helpful as they could be) over at Walter Reed today to find out what their response was to the WaPa article and how C&Lers can help the troops in a positive way. I was told to wait until Gen. Weightman addressed the issue to the media and then go from there because he will outline what is needed. (I couldn't coax anything new). They said he will be going on the record very soon which isn't a shock. He's got to speak out ASAP. I had the feeling that he will come out swinging because the word "allegations" was spoken to me many times about the WaPo's article. I assume he will condemn the Washington Post reporters----then try to spin it positively in his favor...
I was then transferred to the Medical Family Assistance Center and asked them what the soldiers needed right now. Any type of calling card (international is a high priority) and black backpacks would be greatly appreciated. If you can help, send them to:
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Medical Family Assistance Center BLDG. 2, Third Floor, Room 3E01.
6900 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20307