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Following Copter Attack, G.I. Families Grieve

For the men, women and families of Fort Carson, Colo., Sunday's attack on a Chinook helicopter in Iraq was the worst combat loss since the Vietnam War. The army base has lost 21 soldiers during U.S. operations in Iraq. One soldier killed in Sunday's attack, Sgt. Ernie Bucklaw, was headed home for his mother's funeral. NPR's Anthony Brooks reports.

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Anthony Brooks has more than twenty five years of experience in public radio, working as a producer, editor, reporter, and most recently, as a fill-in host for NPR. For years, Brooks has worked as a Boston-based reporter for NPR, covering regional issues across New England, including politics, criminal justice, and urban affairs. He has also covered higher education for NPR, and during the 2000 presidential election he was one of NPR's lead political reporters, covering the campaign from the early primaries through the Supreme Court's Bush V. Gore ruling. His reports have been heard for many years on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.