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9/11 Memories - Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer

Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center director Army Col. (Dr.) Geoffrey G. Grammer, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center director

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I was at Walter Reed in 2001; saw the Pentagon burning from the window. There was a fair amount of uncertainty for the role of behavioral health during the crisis. My mentor, Dr. Harold Wain, rose from uncertainty, commandeered a hospital van and driver, and took me with him to Arlington Hospital, Virginia, where we visited with victims on the ward and as they rolled in the door. It was bizarre how quickly we were assimilated into the care teams. It set the tone for the entire war for having embedded behavioral health assets as part of the acute trauma team. Eventually the work was published in a journal publication and a book chapter...but it all started with that day.

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Jessica Meyle and her son, Robert, born on May 13, 2002—just barely eight months after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Ms. Meyle was a public affairs specialist in the TRICARE Management Activity, Communications and Customer Service division and still supports the Defense Health Agency today. Robert just started his first year in high school.

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9/11 Memories - Kate McGraw

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Medical Response to 9/11 - Paul K. Carlton Jr.

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Medical Response to 9/11 - Patricia Horoho and Malcolm Nance

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Photo of the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial. The Pentagon Memorial was created to remember and honor those family members and friends who are no longer with us because of the events of September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Dwyer)

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9/11 Memories - Patricia D. Horoho

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Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort steams into New York City Sept. 14, 2001, in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Preston Keres)

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9/11 Memories - Marlon Zambrano

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9/11 Memories – Kathryn M. Beasley

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Former head of TRICARE Management Activity remembers how the world changed

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9/11 Memories – Michael Cowan

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