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Afghanistan War / Tip of the Spear (Part IX) #958604

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 08, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Korengal, Afghanistan: Richard Engel) The return home to Fort Hood, Texas, for the soldiers of Viper Company after a year in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley featured; scenes shown of the homecoming and their continuing training and a memorial motorcycle ride organized by the family of fallen soldier Sgt. John Penich††; details given of the soldiers’ struggles to adjust. [Commander Jimmy Howell’s wife Stephanie HOWELL‡- comments.] [Viper Co. Ryan SHRINER†- comments on marital, financial and drinking problems.] [Penich’s mother Kathy GARROSS††- expresses her view on the war.] [Viper Co. Sgt. Thomas RICHARDSON – comments on Penich’s death.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Program note.

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard

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