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Military Family Calls / Kelly / Murphy Family #1117395

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What Representative Frederica Wilson said yesterday about what she overheard President Trump say to Myeshia Johnson, the widow of fallen soldier La David Johnson, & what White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly said about the death of his soldier son introduced; Wilson's statement quoted. [KELLY - recounts talking to Trump about what to say to these families, what his friend told him about his son's death & those in Niger; states he was broken-hearted about what the Congresswoman said on TV, how he walks among the stones at Arlington National Cemetery.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The background to Kelly's own decision to speak about his son Robert, who died 7 years ago in Afghanistan, what it was like to be in the room for the emotional statement Kelly made about the transport of fallen soldiers, Trump's attack on former presidents & Military calls discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with the family of Army Ranger Etienne Murphy, who died in Syria this year; photo shown. [Gold Star parents Sheila & Calvin MURPHY†- talk about their son Etienne, their reaction to being notified of his death, their reaction to the news & hoping he is still coming home, getting strength through their grandchildren, how there are no hard feeling about President Trump not writing/calling, how she wrote a letter to Trump thanking him for what he is doing over there, what she wants people to know about her son. the outpouring of support they receive.] Other material: [KELLY - says after his son was killed, the only phone calls that matter are from his friends.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff
Duration:
00:17:10

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