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  1. Walter Reed Army Medical Center was named after Maj. Walter Reed (1851–1902), an Army physician who led the team that confirmed that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes rather than direct contact. The photo shows Reed circa 1875. The medical center has served hundreds of thousands, from privates to presidents, since it opened in 1909. It will retire its ceremonial flags on July 27 and move to a new location in Bethesda, Md., and close on Sept. 15. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Walter Reed Army Medical Center is seen in Washington, July 21, 2001. The Army's flagship medical center, on 113 acres in Washington, D.C., serves more than 150,000 active and retired personnel from all branches of the military. (Luis Alvarez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Wounded soldiers knit in their beds, as nurses stand on hand, in 1918 during World War I. (Time Life Pictures. / Time & Life Pictures/Getty Image) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Sylvia Clemmons, front, and Alice Giles walk through Reed's main lobby On July 21, 2001. (Luis Alvarez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. First lady Grace Coolidge selects Christmas gifts made by World War I veterans at Walter Reed in December 1926. (Fpg / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Presidential candidate Richard M. Nixon is visited by Sen. Lyndon Johnson, also a vice presidential candidate, in August 1960. Nixon spent two weeks at Walter Reed recovering from a bacterial staph infection. (AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Army medical staff and patients sit in the lobby area of the new Warrior Clinic on Feb. 14, 2008. The clinic exclusively serves members of the military wounded in war as their treatment continues. (Tim Sloan / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A diagnostic room at the Warrior Clinic is seen during a media tour on Feb. 14, 2008. The clinic was created to synchronize all aspects of a wounded soldier’s treatment, including physical, mental and spiritual. (Chris Kleponis / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Cpl. Chris Levi an amputee hurt in Iraq, works with his therapist in a Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck at Walter Reed on Nov. 20, 2008. The truck, donated by General Motors, is a simulator to help wounded service members learn to drive again. (Handout / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. A technician makes some final adjustments to a prosthetic limb in the Prosthetics Lab on Dec. 21, 2006. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Artificial legs are seen at at Walter Reed on July 21, 2001. (Luis Alvarez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Sgt. 1st Class Jacque Keeslar of Great Bear Lake, Calif., who was injured by an IED in Iraq in June 2006, uses a climbing wall at the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed on Sept. 12, 2007. The 31,000-square-foot facility provides medical care and therapy with exercise areas and computer simulation training for amputees. (Alex Wong / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Marine Cpl. Chris Santiago, a double amputee who was injured in the Secarai Valley, Iraq, waits with other amputees in the fitting clinic at Walter Reed on Dec. 21, 2006. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Army personnel take part in a flag casing ceremony at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, Wednesday, July 27, 2011. (Luis Alvarez / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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