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Walter Reed Society Thanks the Kent Island American Legion Post 278 

Walter Reed Society officers retired U.S. Army Col. Vandy L. Miller, left, and retired U.S. Army Col. Joe Konzelman, right, present former Kent Island (KI) American Legion Commander Nikki Randolph of Stevensville with the Combat Medic Award for providing assistance beyond the call of duty to wounded veterans and their families. 

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Randolph initiated the annual Wounded Warriors Weekend at the KI Legion five years ago. She accepted the award on behalf of the KI Legion and the KI Fisherman's Club that has co-hosted the event. The award was presented during the shrimp feast Saturday evening, April 20, 2013, at the Legion. 

Kent Island American Legion Post 278 Donates $28,000 to the Walter Reed Society

Kent Island American Legion Post 278, Post Commander Ed Tolson, held two fundraisers during which they collected $28,000 for the Walter Reed Society.

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From left to right: Dan Bullis, Walter Reed Society; Nikki Randoff, Kent Island American Legion Post 278, John Frankenburg, Walter Reed Society, Jim Gonyea, Walter Reed Society, and Fred Brand, Walter Reed Society (Photo provided by Naomi Parker). 

BUNZL-Supported York, PA Golf Outing - June 19, 2012

The Walter Reed Society coordinates a variety of recreational and sporting activities for Warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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From left to right: COL Vandy Miller, USA, Ret, VP Programs, Walter Reed Society; Carlton Kammerer, National Chair Military Outreach Former NFL Players, Liaison for Sports and Recreation, Walter Reed Society; Charles Eggleston, WRNMMC; George Boyd, Distribution, BUNZL; Jason McClain, WRNMMC; Bob Plata, General Manager, BUNZL; Nick Morris, WRNMMC (Photo provided by Carlton Kammerer). 

MarineParents Acknowledges Walter Reed Society

MarineParents.com, Inc. was founded in January 2003 in response to parents' needs to find information and to Connect & Share® with one another during deployments. The organization’s mission has expanded to provide free services, connections, and outreach for Marines and to support and educate Marine families.

MarineParents recently provided an award to the Walter Reed Society to acknowledge the Society's support of its Purple Heart Family Support outreach to patients, families, and staff at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Critical Care Unit. MarineParents brings in meals for family members, who do not wish to leave their loved one's bedside, and staff every other Sunday. The Walter Reed Society provides funds to support this effort as well as to support baby showers for expectant mothers, whose spouses are recovering at the hospital.

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Photo provided by John Frankenburg.

Walter Reed Society Supports Community Reintegration for Our Wounded Warriors

Since 2009, Helping Hometown Heroes has assisted recuperating military men and women who are adjusting from their military lives to civilian life. They are dedicated to helping our Wounded Warriors and veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with rehabilitation, transportation, and support for their families.

For the last year, the Walter Reed Society has supported the efforts of Helping Hometown Heroes to provide a monthly dinner for patients and families residing at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center during their treatment and rehabilitation. The dinners are held at the American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring, MD. These social opportunities allow Wounded Warriors and their families a chance to leave the hospital campus for recreation and entertainment each month.

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Daughters of a service member recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center entertain the crowd at a Karaoke Night in May 2012 at the American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring, MD (Photo by Ralph Freeman).

Walter Reed Society Provides High-Tech Help to Wounded Warriors

The Walter Reed Society donated 20 iPads™ in March 2012 to Assistive Technology at WRNMMC for Warriors needing support with memory and organization.  The iPads™ are used for scheduling appointments, providing medication reminders, organizing activities of daily living and therapeutic recreation. Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen are the beneficiaries of this program supported by Walter Reed Society donors.

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From left to right: Amanda Reinsfelder and Mark Lindholm, Assistive Technology Specialists, WRNMMC; SGT Jared Lemon, U.S. Army; and COL(R) Janet Southby, President, Walter Reed Society. SGT Lemon was presented with an iPad, compliments of the Walter Reed Society, in support of his rehabilitation (Photo by Sarah Marshall, PAO, WRNMMC, May 2012).