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Korean War / MIA Cope Mystery #781903

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The current death toll of 1500 for US troops in Iraq updated.

(Along the China-North Korea border: Barbara Starr) The painful 52-year Korean War mystery of what happened to Capt. Troy Gordon Cope, whose plane went missing in September of 1952 near North Korea, featured; photos shown; details given of the recovery of his remains from Dandong, China & the stunning discovery that experienced Russian pilots were fighting against the American planes. [Brother Carl COPE†- talks about his brother's disappearance.] [At a mountain site in China, assistant Secretary of Defense Jerry JENNINGS†- recounts what happened to Capt. Cope.] [Nephew Chris COPE†- recounts reacting to finding Uncle Gordie's boot.] [Defense attache to China Brig. Gen. Ralph JODICE†- says Cope will be remembered.]

Brown, Aaron;
Starr, Barbara

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