Amnesic Veteran Flies to Sweden After Rare Diagnosis
(NEW YORK) -- An amnesic U.S. Navy veteran who awoke in a California hospital speaking only Swedish has flown to Sweden, the Desert Sun reported. Michael Boatwright was rushed to Desert Regional Medical Center in February after being found unconscious in a Palm Springs, Calif., Motel 6. His personal belongings included a driver’s license and veteran’s card identifying him as Boatwright. But the 61-year-old insisted his name was Johan Ek, and said he had no memory of his past and no idea how to speak English.