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Iraq War / Non-Citizen Soldiers / Desert Heat #725344

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 03, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Costa Mesa, California: Sandra Hughes) Soldiers fighting for the US in Iraq who are not yet American citizens featured; details given about the granting of citizenship posthumously to Guatemalan L/Cpl. Jose Gutierrez†† and Mexican Cpl. Jose Angel Garibay†, who died in Iraq; statistics on “green card soldiers” cited. [US Army enlistee from Ecuador Christian LEON†- says I serve for democracy.] [Gutierrez’s mother Nora MOSQUERA†- says her son loved this country.] [Garibay’s uncle Urbano GARIBAY†- says this completes his nephew’s wish.] [US Marine Corps S/Sgt. Bobbie BRYANT†- says the immigrants feel they owe the country something.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The onset of extreme desert heat noted; temperature predictions cited.

Rather, Dan;
Hughes, Sandra

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