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Iraq / Casualties / Pentagon Policy / Weapons of Mass Destruction #776804

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 12, 2005
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Casualty figures for US troops in Iraq cited; scenes shown of flag-draped caskets arriving at Belle Chase Naval Air Station in Louisiana.

(Belle Chasse, Louisiana: Jim Acosta) The decision of the Louisiana National Guard to ignore the Pentagon policy banning pictures of soldiers’ coffins and hold a public ceremony to honor the men who died in a roadside bombing in Iraq featured; photos shown of the fallen soldiers, including Bradley Bergeron† & Kurt Comeaux†. [Louisiana National Guard Lt. Col. Pete SCHNEIDER†- says we’re gonna do what the families ask us to do.] [Mother Angela BERGERON†, widow Tiffiny COMEAUX†- speak of their loved ones.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) White House announcement that the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is over noted.

Rather, Dan;
Acosta, Jim

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