Dinners for Wounded Troops to End

By: AP
By: AP

A Washington restaurant that hosts dinners for wounded soldiers is being forced to close its doors.

For the past two and a-half years, the restaurant has served steaks and drinks to soldiers being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Many of the soldiers have lost hands, feet or limbs.

Some say the sports-themed steakhouse is the first place where they've felt at home since they left the battlefield.

But restaurant managers say their lease won't be renewed when it expires at the end of the month. Hotel officials say the decision is purely financial, and has nothing to do with the dinners.

Outraged veterans are calling Hilton's New York headquarters and flooding its e-mail boxes with protests.


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