Pentagon FCU Helps Treat Iraqi WarHeroes

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WASHINGTON - (12/17/04) -- Severely wounded soldiers returningfrom Iraq will be able to recover at a new convalescent home withtheir families at Walter Reed Army Hospital here, thanks toPentagon FCU. The credit union's new non-profit foundation helpedfurnish and supply the new Fisher House recovery facility at WalterReed, the hospital's third Fisher House and the 28th Fisher Housearound the country. The credit union Foundation's Military Heroesprogram provided funding for kitchen appliances, linens, food,toiletries, games and furniture to the home where military amputeesand other wounded soldiers convalesce, often with family members,Rocky Mitchell, director of the foundation, told The Credit UnionJournal. The Foundation is working with 'Doonesbury' comic stripauthor Gary Trudeau, who has recently featured the amputees atFisher House in his popular cartoon, to raise funds to renovate theoncology unit of Walter Reed's hospice. A recent series ofDoonesbury strips featured the military amputees recovering atFisher House being treated to free dinners at nearby Fran O'Brien'sSteak House, for which the Pentagon FCU Foundation has contributed$20,000.

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