Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Coordinates: 49°24′15″N 7°33′37″E / 49.40417°N 7.56028°E / 49.40417; 7.56028
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Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Part of U.S. Army Medical Command
Landstuhl in Germany
Aerial image of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
LRMC 2008 Aerial Photo
Gate upon a Star of Life with a scroll above it
LRMC is located in Germany
Location in Germany
Coordinates49°24′15″N 7°33′37″E / 49.40417°N 7.56028°E / 49.40417; 7.56028
Site information
OperatorU.S. Army Medical Command
Controlled by United States Army
Open to
the public
Site history
Built1951 (1951)–1953
Built byU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
In use1951–present
EventsCold War, Global War on Terrorism
Garrison information
Col. Theodore R. Brown[1]

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC), also known as Landstuhl Hospital, is a U.S. Army post in Landstuhl, Germany, near Ramstein Air Base. It is an amalgamation of Marceau Kaserne (German: Infanterie-Kaserne) and Wilson Barracks (Kirchberg-Kaserne), which were merged on October 15, 1951.[2] As a Level II trauma center, it has 65 beds, and is the largest American hospital outside the United States.[3][4]


U.S. Army Medical Command Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (originally known as the Landstuhl Army Medical Center) was established on October 15, 1951.[2] Completion of the 1,000-bed Army General Hospital building occurred on April 7, 1953. In 1980, soldiers who were injured in Operation Eagle Claw were brought to the hospital. During the 1990s, U.S. Army Europe underwent a major reorganization, and U.S. hospitals in Frankfurt, Berlin, Nuremberg, and other bases were gradually closed down, or were downsized to clinics. In 1993, a group of 288 U.S. Air Force Medical Service personnel augmented the hospital.[5] By 2013, it was the only American military hospital left in Europe.[6]

During the Russian Invasion of Ukraine from 2022, the hospital treated tens of wounded American volunteer veterans who participated in the fighting against Russia.[3]

Organ donation[edit]

LRMC is one of the top hospitals for organ donations in its region in Europe. Roughly half of the American military personnel who died at the hospital from combat injuries from 2005 through 2010 were organ donors. That was the first year the hospital allowed organs to be donated by military personnel who died there from wounds suffered in Iraq or Afghanistan. From 2005 to 2010, 34 donated a total of 142 organs, according to the organization German Organ Transplantation Foundation (Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation).[7]


The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has been awarded the following unit decorations:[8][9]

Streamer Award Period of service Reason
Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) September 12, 2003 to December 1, 2004 For exceptionally meritorious service.
Army Superior Unit Award September 11, 2001 to September 11, 2003 For exceptionally meritorious service.


Notable people born at LRMC[edit]

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  1. ^ Ciccarelli, John (July 13, 2023). "LRMC welcomes new top brass". LRMC. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
  2. ^ a b Addison, William R. (2003). Selfless Service: A 50 year History of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. p. 35.
  3. ^ a b Philipps, Dave; Schmitt, Eric. "U.S. Army Hospital in Germany Is Treating Americans Hurt Fighting in Ukraine". New York Times. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  4. ^ "Landstuhl Regional Medical Center". Defense Media Activity. December 19, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  5. ^ Sarnecky, Mary T. A contemporary history of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Government Printing Office. pp. 343–4. ISBN 9780160869136.
  6. ^ Millham, Matthew (July 1, 2013). "Nachrichten Kaserne latest US facility in Heidelberg to close". Stars and Stripes. Washington, D.C. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  7. ^ Jones, Meg (April 23, 2011). "A Soldier's Death Gives Life to Another Man". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
  8. ^ U.S. Army Human Resources Command Permanent Order 097-04 (PDF), April 7, 2014
  9. ^ U.S. Army Human Resources Command Permanent Order 155-09 (Corrected Copy) (PDF), June 4, 2013
  10. ^ Roberts, Chuck (August 17, 2012). "LRMC receives 2012 VFW Armed Forces Award". The Kaiserslautern American. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
  11. ^ Veterans of foreign Wars of the United States (2013). Proceedings of the 113th National Convention of the Veterans of foreign Wars of the United States (PDF) (Report). Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 18–19. Retrieved December 29, 2022.

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