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August 3rd, 2010
08:00 AM ET

The journey home begins for injured soldiers

(CNN) – It seems that the more the war in Iraq winds down the deadlier the conflict in Afghanistan becomes. We're losing American lives there every day, sometimes every hour. Thankfully, many of our wounded warriors are now surviving battlefield injuries that would have killed them decades ago. Our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has the story of their journey home in this CNN exclusive report. Watch Video

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  1. Bob


    Thank you, Thank you so much for doing the journey home piece. I have a son who is currently servicing in Iraq. Seeing this piece makes me feel better should God for bid he get injured. Now I know and thank God and our military for the special care that is given our young men and women.

    God Bless our men and women at War! Gome home safe!

    August 7, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  2. Joseph

    What a shame. When is all this going to stop? We are fighting a ghost enemy. The USSR ( now Russia) tried this before and they gave up and moved on. Unless we do the same we will end up i fighting this empty war forever. Show the Afghanistani and the Iraqi people how to fight and let them do their own fighting. Stop sacrificing our soldiers.

    August 4, 2010 at 9:22 am |
  3. David

    Steve, I am not in total disagreement with you. I will; however, submit to you that Barbara Starr was in complete awe of the ability of this young person. She indirectly admitting that perhaps that type of responsibility for a 27 year old was unheard of when she that age. Don't think that journalists all have an agenda to be condescending to military personnel. The media is an AWESOME tool when used appropriately. I know. I've been there. I've had independent journalist try to make me look like an idiot when I was over there. I've also had major news networks show the incredible abilities of me and my rifle company and portrayed me and my men as if we titans. 🙂

    Best of luck to you, and be Blessed!

    August 4, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  4. Steve

    Unbelievable comment by Barbara Starr to the female specialist. She said 'That's a lot to deal with for a 27 year old.' Give me a break, Barbara. What a condescending remark to this adult 'specialist. It is a lot to deal with for anyone. Age has nothing to do with it assuming we are dealing with full grown adults. Children and teenagers, yes. Adults? No. You made that woman hesitant and uncomfortable with the remark and she just had to agree because she was caght off guard with such a comment.

    And then the editing with the piece with the soldier in the bed talking about being removed from the bed. They cut him off before he could finish his sentence. Come on CNN. Let's get it right. Does no one review these reports before airing?

    August 4, 2010 at 1:53 am |