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Military / Letters of Condolence #996451

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Indianapolis; Elaine Quijano) How families of the soldiers in war who die of suicide and training accidents do not receive a letter of condolence from the commander-in-chief featured; scenes shown from Chance Keesling's 2009 video just before he committed suicide; details given about the training death of Jessia Conkling†† and of moves to get policy changed. [Father and mother Gregg and Jannett KEESLING, mother Sara CONKLING††- comment on their loss and the lack of recognition.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The condolence letter from President Obama received by Mrs. Patricia Sherman following her the death of her husband Sgt. Benjamin Sherman shown and quoted.

Pelley, Scott

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