13 July 2006

Superstar Cher Visits Wounded Heroes at Landstuhl

Cher stops to pose for a photo in a hallway at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. - Steve Mraz / S&S

From today's Stars and Stripes.

Cher, the singer/actress whose popularity and looks have spanned generations, spent hours Wednesday afternoon visiting with wounded troops and thanking the Landstuhl staff for the job they perform.

“I’ve been to Walter Reed (Army Medical Center),” she said. “I’ve been to Bethesda (home to the National Naval Medical Center). Now coming here, I have to tell you something ... You guys are unbelievable. I see the best care, the most heartfelt care.”
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The Oscar-winning actress told Wednesday’s crowd that she was ordered to visit the hospital by Landstuhl Commander Col. Bryan Gamble when the two met recently at Walter Reed. She decided to make the trip and traveled from France on Wednesday to the hospital.

Cher also planned visits to the outpatients at Kleber barracks and Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility at Ramstein Air Base.

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