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Iraq / Insurgency / Rapicault #771821

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Fallujah, Iraq: Lee Cowan) The continuing crackdown on insurgents in Fallujah & elsewhere in Iraq featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of a Sunni Muslim mosque that was raided by US & Iraqi forces and a checkpoint targeted by a suicide bomber in reprisal, and from Fallujah of bodies laid out for burial & Marines taking fire. [Marines 1st Lt. Robert SHUFORD†, Maj. Tim HANSON†- comment on the difficulty in sorting out fighters from civilians in Fallujah.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) The dedication of a flagpole in St. Augustine, Florida, to Marine Capt. Patrick Rapicault†, who died fighting in Iraq, shown.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The conflict in Ramadi that took Rapicault’s life featured; scenes shown of Rapicault leading his men in the fight; photos shown of Cpls. Marcus Ryan† & Lance Thompson†, who died with Rapicault in a suicide bombing. [RAPICAULT – comments on the danger in Ramadi.] [Marine BLANCHARD†- says Rapicault will never be forgotten.]

Rather, Dan;
Cowan, Lee;
Dozier, Kimberly

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