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Family says VA Hospital Released their Loved One in the Middle of the Night

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(CNN) -- A Houston family says the Debakey VA hospital released their loved one in the middle of the night without telling anyone.

80-year-old Navy veteran Shedrick Morris is back home after he went missing for half the day on Thursday.  An officer spotted him wandering off hospital property and brought him home.  Morris suffers from short term memory loss. 

His son, Tommy Morris, said he found out his dad had been discharged when he called the hospital.  "It's a sad day we live in for our fighting men to get treated like this," said Morris.

A VA spokesperson says Shedrick Morris was in the waiting room before leaving on his own.  The hospital thought he had called for a ride.
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