I have googled every variant of 'wounded' and 'marine' and 'hopital' and 'vietnam war' that i can. I'm trying to figure out where a badly injured Marine in 1969 would be sent stateside to recuperate.
Walter Reed seems to be primarily for research, and for the Army - Bethesda also seems research-heavy and also in Maryland, which doesn't make sense for soldiers who are being flown or shipped in to the west coast.
So...anyone? Anyone? If it matters, this Marine is a part of the Second Battalion, First Marine Regiment, specifically Echo 2/1.