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Iraq / Operation Lightning / Soldiers' Possessions #791434

ABC Evening News for Sunday, May 29, 2005
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nick Watt) The security operation in Baghdad, Iraq, dubbed Operation Lightning, to root out insurgents & increase security at checkpoints featured; scenes shown from a checkpoint & of recent sites of violence. [Former Army chief of staff retired Gen. Jack KEANE†- says they have to re-establish a presence in Baghdad & the suburbs.] Internet posting stating terrorist leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi is leading a new insurgent offense noted.

(Studio: Terry Moran) The Rolling Thunder motorcycle tribute this Memorial Day in Washington, DC, shown.

(Aberdeen, Maryland: John Yang) The method of caring for the private possessions of soldiers who died in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the Joint Personal Effects Depot in Maryland, where the belongings of fallen soldiers & Marines are sorted, cleaned & photographed. [Widow Melissa GIVENS‡- reacts to her husband's death; reads letter from him.] [Joint Personal Effects Depot commander Lt. Col. Deborah SKILLMAN†, Sgt. Jacqueline ANDREWS†- say we take care of their things.] [Depot's Sgt. Todd AMUNDSON†- describes breaking down over some personal items.]

Moran, Terry;
Watt, Nick;
Yang, John

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