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Iraq War / Fallen Heroes (Estrella) #836258

CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jul 02, 2006
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(Studio: Susan Roesgen) Report introduced.

(Hemet, California: Kareen Wynter) Marine Cpl. Michael Estrella, the 2,500th American servicemember to die in Iraq, remembered. [Mother Maria ESTRELLA†- talks about Michael.] [From Iraq, Marine, Lt. Rick POSSELT†- comments on Estrella’s death after being hit by a sniper in Haditha.]

(Studio: Susan Roesgen) More of the taped interview with Posselt presented. [POSSELT – recounts the ambush in Haditha; says Estrella was the true hero; comments on bringing Estrella’s body to safety.] [Estrella’s parents Maria & Mr. ESTRELLA†- thank Posselt for being there for Michael.]

Roesgen, Susan;
Wynter, Kareen

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