In Iraq last week, a roadside bomb ended the life of a soldier from Durham. Specialist Prince Teewia was born in the African nation of Liberia and came to the United States in 1998. Teewia joined the Army to help pay for school. He hoped to go back someday and help his native country. Rusty Jacobs has this remembrance.
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Hundreds of marines have been killed in the Iraq war and thousands more have been wounded. Wounds range from those light enough for marines to get patched up and right back into battle—others are severe enough to end a military career. For the wounded marines who fall somewhere in between, the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune has set up a specially designed barracks. Here, marines on the mend live together, providing each other with moral support as they endure months of rehabilitation and contemplate an uncertain future. Rusty Jacobs reports.
North Carolinians are losing confidence in the Bush Administration at a higher rate than those gaining confidence. That’s one of the findings in the latest Elon University poll. According to the poll, the war in Iraq and the economy are the two most important issues facing the country. That jibes with what reporter Rusty Jacobs found at a shopping center in Durham.
Around the country, military recruiters have struggled to meet their quotas with the increasing unpopularity of the war in Iraq. In North Carolina, recruitment numbers have remained steady…but anti-war activists in the state have joined a national movement against the presence of military recruiters in schools. This weekend, organizers held what they called a counter recruitment camp for teenagers. Cori Princell reports.
Antiwar protesters in North Carolina expressed solidarity with thousands nationwide overnight…spurred to action by the example set by Cindy Sheehan. She’s the California woman camped out at President Bush’s Crawford, Texas Ranch. Lorne Matalon reports.