In a cost-cutting move, Walter Reed Army Medical Center will close its doors for good. The hospital treated many of the country's wounded soldiers, including 18,000 Americans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.
Col. Norvell Coots shows NBC's Jim Miklaszewski a Civil War battlefield recently found on the grounds of Walter Reed Army Medical Center and discusses the history of the facility as the hospital shuts its doors.
Maj. Walter Reed, circa 1875. for whom the medical center was named.
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Marine Cpl. Chris Santiago, center, waits in the fitting clinic at Walter Reed. He was injured in Iraq.