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A Year in Iraq (A US Marine’s Story / The Toll of War) #751091

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 20, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Reports offering perspectives of ordinary people affected by the war in Iraq, one year later, continued.

(Guatemala City: Frank Buckley) The story of Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez†, one of the first 2 soldiers to die in the Iraq war, presented; details given about Gutierrez’s journey from Guatemala to the US, where he joined the Marines. [Foster mother Nora MOSQUERA†, foster sister Lillian CARDENAS†- talk about Gutierrez and his wish to be buried in his native country.] [Sister Ingracia PAZ†† {thru translator} – comments on her brother’s decision to die for a country that was not his.] [“Prensa Libre” newspaper Luisa RODRIGUEZ†- comments on Guatemalan families with relatives in the US.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Washington: Beth Nissen) The huge influx of patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, who were injured or became ill in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and Walter Reed. [Landstuhl Medical Center commander Col. Rhonda CORNUM†- comments.] [Walter Reed Hospital commander Col. Jonathan JAFFIN†- comments on Walter Reed’s role in treating war casualties.] [Patient Maj. Mark PADGETT†- describes his injuries and treatment.]

Lin, Carol;
Buckley, Frank;
Nissen, Beth

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