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Iraq / Purple Heart Controversy #777562

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 19, 2005
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(Washington: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Kevin Tibbles) The controversy over the Navy’s revoking of a Purple Heart awarded to Marine 1st Lt. Dustin Ferrell after it was decided that Ferrell’s injuries were caused by an accident in Iraq featured; details given of the guidelines for the awarding of the medal. [FERRELL – says the way this was handled was despicable.] [Representative Pete VISCLOSKY†- says now Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld wants their medals back.] [Military Order of the Purple Heart Ray FUNDERBURK†- says it’s more than petty.]

Williams, Brian;
Tibbles, Kevin

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