CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The death of an American soldier in an ambush in Baghdad, Iraq, and President Bush’s visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he handed out Purple Hearts to wounded soldiers reported; photos shown.
(Walter Reed Army Medical Center: David Martin) The battle for US troops wounded in Iraq to receive their disability benefits examined; details given of restricted access to wounded soldiers. [Wounded soldier & wife Lt. John and Kristen FERNANDEZ- comment on being forced out of the military and living on reduced pay.] [Disabled American Veterans David GORMAN- says this is an outright denial of benefits.]
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