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Re: word from Iraq

Hi Melody, I'd guess Offutt AFB in Omaha would be the closest military
hospital for you.  And, incidentally, the best VA hospital I've been in.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2004 1:50 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] word from Iraq

> So just what is the difference in who is eligible for service at
> military hospitals vs. Veteran's hospitals. We don't have any military
> hospitals in Iowa...just a couple of VA Medical Centers that the
> government has been trying, unsuccessfully, to close for the last decade
> or so. I wouldn't even know where the closest military hospital
> is...Chicago maybe?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Mon 02/02,  < Aplfgcnys@aol.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: Aplfgcnys@aol.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 18:48:17 EST
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] word from Iraq
> I really should stay out of this, but I have to say that my son served
> four <br>years in the navy in the late 70s. A couple of years after he
> got out, he had <br>a terrible accident on his bicycle. Although
> bleeding badly and half <br>conscious, he asked to be taken to the
> military hospital in Albany, in preference to <br>the private one. The
> treatement he received was excellent. He required <br>extensive
> reconstructive surgery on his face, and they brought in specialists and
> <br>continued the treatments until he decided, on his own, over a year
> later, that <br>he could live with what he had. They would have done
> more. He was only a <br>seaman. His son is now in the
> navy.<br>Auralie<br><br>In a message dated 02/02/2004 3:24:32 PM Eastern
> Standard Time, <br>Cersgarden@aol.com writes:<br><br>> <<I <br>> a
> military hospital over a civilian any day.>><br>> <br>> Not a VA
> hospital and certainly not in this area. I think I did not make <br>> my
> point clear. <br>> <br>> << I have to say that most people that have
> experienced both would take <br>> a military hospital over a civilian
> any
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