Mansfield Transfers to Walter Reed Hospital

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Mike Mansfield, U.S. ambassador to Japan, left Tripler Army Medical Center during the weekend, flew to Washington and checked into Walter Reed Army Hospital for "further tests and evaluation," government officials said Monday.

State Department spokesman Ken Bailes said Mansfield, 84, a veteran lawmaker from Montana, had gone to Walter Reed for "further tests and evaluation." He refused to elaborate. Mansfield had arrived in Hawaii on Dec. 26 with his wife and daughter for outpatient tests.

He has been ambassador to Japan since 1977.

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