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Afghanistan War / Echo Company #953039

CBS Evening News for Friday, Aug 21, 2009
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The mission of the Marines of Echo Company in Helmand province, Afghanistan, and their recent service record noted.

(Combat Outpost Sharp, Afghanistan: Lara Logan) The tough conditions for Echo Company featured; scenes shown from their base, where they sleep on the dirt. [Echo Co. Lt. T. TOMPKINS†- describes the filth when they arrived; notes there is no escaping the heat, dust and mud.] [Echo Co. Sgt. Sam WALTERS†- says he hasn’t showered in 2 months; states we live in better conditions than 2/3 of the world.] [Echo Co. Sgt. Anthony MATTHEWS†- comments on the war stories he will tell his children.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Logan, Lara

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