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Veterans Day / Fisher House / A Discussion #849623

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 11, 2006
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President Bush shown laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery this Veterans Day.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(No location given: Soledad O’Brien) The Fisher House organization, which provides free housing for families of hospitalized military personnel & veterans, featured; statistics on soldiers wounded in Iraq cited. [Wounded Iraq veteran Sgt. Brian FOUNTAINE†- recalls being injured; comments on his fighting spirit.] [Fisher House chairman Ken FISHER†- comments on the support network that forms in the houses.] [Fountaine’s girlfriend Mary LONG†- comments.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live in-studio discussion held with wounded Iraq veteran & wife Maj. Daniel & Wendy Gade† about Daniel’s injury & recovery. [GADES – comment on receiving 2 Purple Hearts from President Bush and being visited in the hospital by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; talk about his recovery; praise Walter Reed Army Medical Center staff; talk about their daughter.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) The nationwide tour of CNN’s Warrior One Humvee that was used for journalists in Iraq and will be sold at auction to benefit Fisher House noted.

Lin, Carol;
O’Brien, Soledad

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