CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 07, 2007
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(Washington: Bob Orr) The Congressional investigation of the conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center examined; details given about the impact of the situation on many military careers. [Representative C.W. "Bill" YOUNG- recounts the story of a soldier on just a black urine-soaked mattress.] [Army Surgeon General Kevin KILEY - responds.] [Walter Reed commission Donna SHALALA- says President Bush is anxious to move quickly.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) V.A. statistics on mental health problems among veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan cited.
(Belchertown, Massachusetts: Sharyn Alfonsi) The tragic story of Marine Cpl. Jeff Lucey, who suffered from depression, examined. [Father Kevin LUCEY- recounts finding his son hanging from the garden hose; states Jeff was just warehoused at the Massachusetts V.A. hospital despite his suicidal thoughts.] [Mother Judy LUCEY- explains why Jeff drank.] [Veterans for America Bobby MULLER - says the V.A. can't treat the vets.]