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Iraq / Operation Santa Claws / The American Soldier #744525

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 21, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Thalia Assuras) Operation Santa Claws against Iraqi insurgents near the Syria border following the intelligence bonanza after the capture of Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of a night patrol against guerrillas. [Florida National Guard Capt. Gil PRUSKA†, Lt. Paul RIECHOFF†- say the key to the mission is persistence.]

(Studio: John Roberts) "Time" magazine's naming of the American soldier as the person of the year reported; "Time" cover shown.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The family of S/Sgt. David Wells, who is stationed in Iraq & training the new Iraqi police force, visited; scenes shown from Baghdad. [At home, wife Patti WELLS†; WELLS - talk about Christmas & his shrapnel injury.]

Roberts, John;
Assuras, Thalia;
Dozier, Kimberly

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