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Afghanistan / Tillman Death / Bleier Interview #754081

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 24, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Kabul, Afghanistan: Nic Robertson) The dangers facing US troops in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown of US troops in the Pakistani-Afghan border region; details given about the mission in which football player turned Army ranger Pat Tillman was killed and about other operations in the area. [In Afghanistan, US Army Spec. Rosalyn RIOS†, Capt. Michael SCHWAMBERGER†- react to Tillman’s death.] [Coalition spokesman Lt. Col. Matthew BEEVERS†- says Tillman’s unit was ambushed.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped interview held with former football player/Vietnam veteran Rocky Bleier† about his & Tillman’s military service. [BLEIER – notes the difference in his situation since he was drafted and Tillman chose to join the Army; says they both wanted to be the best they could be; comments on the controversy over football players who are not eligible for the NFL draft because of their age but are able to join the military.]

Lin, Carol;
Robertson, Nic

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