Charles Barkley visits Brooke Army Medical Center

By Mr. Robert Shields (Army Medicine)May 21, 2014

Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, autographs a basketball for Army Staff Sgt. Nakia Merritte during Barkley's visit to the CFI May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, autographs a basketball for Army Staff Sgt. Nakia Merritte during Barkley's visit to the CFI May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields. (Photo Credit: Mr. Robert Shields (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Airman Basic Michael Thomas looks on as "Sir Charles" Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, surprises Thomas' wife, Felicia with a phone call during his visit at the Center for the Intrepid on May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, visited with wounded service members and staff at the CFI and made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Airman Basic Michael Thomas looks on as "Sir Charles" Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, surprises Thomas' wife, Felicia with a phone call during his visit at the Center for the Intrepid on May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, visited with wounded service members and staff at the CFI and made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields. (Photo Credit: Mr. Robert Shields (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, sends a video message to Brooke Army Medical Center patients and staff during his visit to the Center for the Intrepid on May 20.  Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, sends a video message to Brooke Army Medical Center patients and staff during his visit to the Center for the Intrepid on May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields. (Photo Credit: Mr. Robert Shields (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Fye, with his dog Mary, talks with Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, during Barkley's visit to the Center for the Intrepid May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Fye, with his dog Mary, talks with Charles Barkley, retired National Basketball Association player and current sports commentator, during Barkley's visit to the Center for the Intrepid May 20. Barkley, currently in San Antonio for the NBA playoffs, also made a surprise appearance to San Antonio Military Medical Center to visit inpatients and staff. U.S. Army photo by Robert Shields. (Photo Credit: Mr. Robert Shields (Army Medicine)) VIEW ORIGINAL