NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 24, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Special series on what the nation owes veterans returning from Iraq introduced.
(Washington: Chip Reid) The problems for many veterans to receive the help they need, including health care, education & death benefits, examined; statistics cited. [American Legion Peter GAYTAN†- says recognizing their efforts should be the number one priority.] [Senator George ALLEN†- criticizes the “paltry” death benefit for soldiers’ families.] [Veterans of Foreign Wars Dennis CULLINAN†- states his belief that Representative Chris Smith was pushed out as chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee.] [Secretary of Veterans Affairs nominee Jim NICHOLSON†- says his commitment is to the veterans.]