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The War Wounded / Amputees & Burn Victims (Part III) #744720

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced. {Note: segments aired on August 11 & November 7, 2003.}

(Washington: Beth Nissen) The amputees of Ward 57 from the war in Iraq at Walter Reed Army Medical Center featured; scenes shown from the orthopedic center.

Hospital staff: Ward 57 acting head nurse Lt. Ronald STEPHENS†; assistant chief of psychiatry Dr. Rick MALONE†

The Amputees: Spc. Chris ATHERTON & Sgt. Ryan KELLY.

The subjects: the amputees' stories, how they are rehabilitated via therapy & prosthetics & their futures.

(Studio & San Antonio, Texas: Beth Nissen) The burn unit at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, handling America's war wounded from Iraq visited; scenes shown of burn teams & from the burn center to illustrate burn wound care.

Burn team: burn flight team Capt. Brad HUTTON†; Army burn unit director Dr. Lt. Col. Lee CANCIO†; burn unit ICU nurse S/Sgt. David WAYMON†; assistant head nurse Capt. Dennis ESTRADA†, head nurse Maj. William AIKEN†; burn surgeon Dr. Maj. Sandra WANEK†.

The burn victims: 173rd Airborne Brigade Spc. Aaron COATES†; 33rd MP Co. Spc. Gabriel GARRIGA†; 122nd Infantry Div. Spc. Edward STEPHENSON†.

The subjects: how the burn injuries occurred & how the critical victims are cared for.

Brown, Aaron;
Nissen, Beth

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