Veterans Day keynote speaker was Army Medical Corps officer

first_img• What: Vancouver’s Veterans Day ceremony.• Where: Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St.• When: 11 a.m. Tuesday.Did you know ?Several government agencies are offering free admission Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day.o The National Park Service is waiving admission at its locations, including the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.o Washington State Parks won’t require a Discover Pass for any visitors on Tuesday.o Day-use fees at public recreation sites in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are waived for four days, today through Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service said.A local Army veteran who commanded military medical centers across the nation and overseas will be the keynote speaker Tuesday at Vancouver’s Veterans Day ceremony.The 11 a.m. event will be at the Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th St.The keynote speaker is Leslie Burger of Vancouver. He retired from the Army in 2006 as a major general. Burger’s 39 years of service included 33 years as an officer in the Army Medical Corps. His last active duty assignment was as the commanding general, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, with responsibility for Army medical facilities in 11 states.Burger was the last commander of Letterman Army Medical Center, near San Francisco, which closed in 1994.He also commanded Madigan Army Medical Center, near Tacoma; what now is Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas; and Nuernberg Army Community Hospital in Germany.last_img read more