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Iraq / Unrest / Coffin Photos / Homecoming #753614

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) The continuing insurgency in Iraq featured; details given about the approaching deadline for insurgents in Fallujah to turn over their heavy weapons to US Marines and about anti-US protests in Basra, where coalition forces are blamed for not preventing yesterday’s suicide bombings; scenes shown from Fallujah, Basra, and of a burning oil pipeline that was attacked overnight. [1st Marine Expeditionary Force Lt. Gen. James CONWAY†- comments on the cease-fire deal.] [1st Armored Division commander Maj. Gen. Martin DEMPSEY†- notes there is a point at which it won’t be accepted that we have a large military presence.] [US administrator in Iraq Paul BREMER – announces the handover of a ministry to Iraqi control.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The controversy over pictures of flag-draped military coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, that were posted on the Internet and published in the “Seattle Times” noted; photos shown.

(Fort Hood, Texas: Bob McNamara) The homecoming from Iraq of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division to Ft. Hood, Texas, featured; scenes shown. [4th I.D. commander Maj. Gen. Ray ODIERNO†- remembers the fallen soldiers.] [4th I.D. Col. James HICKEY†- recalls the 1st Brigade’s capture of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Soldier’s wife Sharon CECIL†- talks about her husband, who is still in Iraq.]

Rather, Dan;
Pizzey, Allen;
McNamara, Bob

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