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Memorial Day / Honoring Heroes / Afghanistan War #994593

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 30, 2011
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(Studio: George Stephanopoulos) Honoring the soldiers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan introduced; scenes shown from Camp Leatherneck and President Obama at Arlington National Cemetery. [OBAMA - speaks about the sacrifice.] Obama's selection of Gen. Martin Dempsey to succeed Mike Mullen as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff noted.

(Studio and Afghanistan: Martha Raddatz) The US mission in Afghanistan reviewed; scenes shown from the outposts under fire and past ceremonies for the fallen soldiers. [101st Airborne Div. commander Maj. Gen. John CAMPBELL†- says there is a lot of work to be done; admits he cries when he loses soldiers; comments on progress.] [Army PV2 Jerry SHORE†- comments.] The plans to get troops out by the end of 2014 and the debate over how things in Afghanistan can be done in a different way discussed.

Stephanopoulos, George;
Raddatz, Martha

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