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Military / Medevac Rules / Clark Death #1015978

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 19, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The “golden hour” that is the window of opportunity for treating and saving a combat victim’s life mentioned.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The Geneva Convention rule that medevac helicopters cannot carry weapons featured; details given about the story of Chazray Clark††, who died in Afghanistan while waiting for an armed escort; video by journalist Michael Yon†† shown of the race to get Clark to a hospital. [In video, voice of Lt. Col. Mike KATONA††- says Clark is going to make it.] [Widow Christina CLARK††- wonders why it took so long and why they can’t take the red crosses off.] [Lt. Gen. John CAMPBELL††- doubts taking the cross off will change whether we can save our soldiers.]

Pelley, Scott;
Martin, David

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