Walter Reed: How Iraq War Veterans And Their Families Commanded The Ear Of Congress And Demanded Better Health Care From The U.S Department Of Veterans Affairs
West Point Press
"Army Specialist Jeremy Duncan was a seasoned service member before he sustained multiple injuries in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004. After suffering a broken neck and torn left ear, Duncan was transferred to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., where he faced a new set of challenges in the outpatient facility. Duncan experienced atrocious conditions at the nation’s top military hospital, forced to choose between sharing cramped quarters with a roommate or inhabiting a room filled with black mold while receiving care. The wounded soldier’s quarters were filled with “mouse droppings, belly-up cockroaches, stained carpets, and cheap mattresses,” and in order to access his accommodations when he first arrived from Iraq, he was handed a map and told to find his way by himself..."
Olney, Adair. “Walter Reed: How Iraq War Veterans And Their Families Commanded The Ear Of Congress And Demanded Better Health Care From The U.S Department Of Veterans Affairs.” West Point Undergraduate Historical Review. Volume 13 (Spring 2023): 182-210.