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Hospital on Camp Lester officially closes

Sailors salute for the retiring of the colors during the decommissioning ceremony of U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa on Camp Lester on March 25. “Our Marines, sailors and soldiers have always known that this hospital would be there to take care of them,” said Navy Capt. Rick Freedman. “The spirit of this hospital will live on in all of us and will be forever remembered.” Freedman is the executive officer of USNH Okinawa, and the sailors are also with the hospital.



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This work, Hospital on Camp Lester officially closes, by LCpl David Hersey, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.25.2013

Date Posted:03.28.2013 00:19

Photo ID:896279

VIRIN:130325-M-SD875-776

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:7.83 MB

Location:CAMP LESTER, OKINAWA, JPGlobe

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