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Walter Reed Memorial

 
 
Walter Reed Memorial Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 15, 2009
1. Walter Reed Memorial Marker (front)
Inscription.  
Walter Reed
1851 - 1902
Bacteriologist - Research Scientist

In honor of his great work in the fight for the eradication of yellow fever

Reverse:
Insignia of the Army Medical Corps
In recognition of the high public service of Major Walter Reed. U.S.A.
 
Erected 1966 by U.S. Army.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, Spanish-AmericanWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 38° 58.424′ N, 77° 2.053′ W. Marker is in Brightwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Drive Northwest and 14th Street Northwest, in the median on Main Drive Northwest. Memorial is on the campus of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It is accessible from the medical center's main gate off Georgia Avenue Northwest. Visitors without DOD identification may be required to obtain vehicle passes and instructions before proceeding onto the facility. Touch for map.
Walter Reed Memorial Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 15, 2009
2. Walter Reed Memorial Marker (back)
Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Main Drive Northwest, Washington DC 20307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army Nurse Corps Training (within shouting distance of this marker); Army Medical Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cameron's Creek and the Rose Garden (approx. ¼ mile away); Borden's Dream Realized (approx. ¼ mile away); Walter Reed Army Medical Center (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Walter Reed Army Medical Center (approx. ¼ mile away); WRAMC - Modern Era (approx. ¼ mile away); Walter Reed General Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brightwood.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia entry for Major Walter Reed. (Submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Carlos Finley; Cuba; Yellow Fever Commission; Army Medical Museum.
 
Walter Reed Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 15, 2009
3. Walter Reed Memorial
Major Walter Reed image. Click for full size.
4. Major Walter Reed
This photograph is in the public domain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 16, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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