Okay, I find this website for the VA medical centers in Augusta. It also lists one in Aiken, SC. About the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center - Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center I would expect the CIA picked him up during his active duty military service, and asked him to consider working with them. He is of the right age to have served WW2, Korea, Vietnam conflicts. His using the benefits for medical services at the closest VA Med Centers makes perfect sense to me. Depending on his status, he would have many of his needs taken care of. His hospital stay in Abbeville- possibly due to the automobile wreck? Closest hospital?