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August 23, 2012
I remember General Bernstein as he finished his day at Walter Reed and walked to his residence on Base. I was just a private and doing gate duty as a military Police (E-2) and it was not uncommon for him to walk over and say hello and asked how things were going. I remember that like it was yesterday he seemed to care and it was pretty neat to have a conversation with a general at age 18. Great guy, glad to have met him.
December 7, 2011




After Maj. Gen. Robert Bernstein, M.D., Commander of Walter Reed Army Hospital retired from the Army, he became Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health in 1979. During his service as commissioner, he sponsored three ‘People-to-People' tours starting in 1984 for medical people to travel to foreign countries and meet face to face with doctors and other medical personnel to share experiences. People-to-People was started by president Eisenhower who believed people must understand one another before nations can. My wife Jan and I were privileged to be on these trips.
The first was to China and Russia, then in 1986 New Zealand and Australia and finally to Eastern Europe eleven months after glasnost, 1990.

When we arrived at the airport in Beijing at 8:00 pm, Jan and I were standing near our Maupintour guide when our 32 year old female Chinese guide, Sun, told him, “Part of your group will be staying in guest house #12 and part in guest house #10.” (These were the State Guesthouses that were like large Swiss Chalets three stories tall, arranged around a pond and beautifully landscaped.)

Our Maupintour guide said, “That's not satisfactory!”

Sun repeated her announcement, probably thinking he had not understood her English.

Our guide said again, “That's not satisfactory!”

Sun said, “Excuse me,” and left.

She returned in about 5 minutes and said, “All of your group will be staying in guest # 8.”

Our guide said, “That's satisfactory!”

I said to Sun, “Sun must be pretty important to be able to make those arrangement changes so quickly.”

Sun answered, “Oh no! Bernstein Big Banana! Sun just small potato!”

Robert Ellzey, M.D.
Austin
August 14, 2007
My uncle, Dr. Robert Bernstein, MG (retired) had served his country well both at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washingotn, DC and for the state of Texas. He made me proud to be his nephew. I, on behalf of the Bernstein family, thank all of you for writing and may his name be remembered for all the good deeds that he had done..
July 31, 2007
I really came to know and respect "The Good Doctor" when he volunteered to work on a capital campaign to build an appropriate facility to serve infants with special needs and their families. Over time I earned the title of being his "Air Force buddy", and I was often reminded that it was the Air Force that made him jump out of airplanes. The General was truly a kind and loving friend whose deeds will enrich the lives of many for years to come.
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