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First Fisher House opens at Camp Lejeune

Mark Brighton

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 9:43:23 PM
First Fisher House opens at Camp Lejeune 

Soldiers who return back from a war zone may often come back injured, and instead of going back to their families, they must stay close to the base and receive treatment. In order to make this easier for everyone involved, the first Fisher House recently opened at Camp Lejeune.

The building is the 46th built by the Fisher House Foundation, which provides families of wounded service members a free place to stay while their loved ones receive medical attention, according to JDNews.com. At Camp Lejeune the facility has 12 bedrooms, a kitchen and living areas.

This is the first of many projects that will be completed in the next year and a half that will help wounded soldiers, according to the news source. A wounded warrior barrack, that would hold 200 people, is to be built across the street from the Fisher House, and is expected to open by the end of December.

Families who want to stay at the house can receive a referral from a service member's unit or medical professional, and they will be evaluated on need and eligibility.

Colonel Daniel Lecce, the commanding officer of the base, said that the facility was much needed.

“This further exemplifies one of the greatest hallmarks of the Marine Corps, and that is taking care of your own,” he told the news source “It is critically important that we take care of each other. We will never leave a Marine behind. That is what this house represents.”


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