Globally, Memorial Day was observed by GIs in Baghdad. ABC's Nick Schifrin followed a platoon through the now-pacified Sunni neighborhood of Furat where residents are "still afraid of Shiite militias, still worried about basic services. They say they need jobs and they need reliable electricity." Schifrin then followed the soldiers back to their combat outpost for a meal of corn dogs and memories of fallen comrades. CBS brought us Leon Cooper, a veteran of World War II, who traveled to Kiribati last year to remember his fallen comrades at the Battle of Tarawa in 1943. He found a beach head that had become the town dump, "an unsanitary desecration of hallowed ground," he called it. Bill Whitaker showed us footage from Vanilla Fire Productions to illustrate Cooper's campaign to have the United States foot the bill for a clean-up. "I got nothing except a few routine acknowledgements," Cooper complained about his letter writing. "We thank you for your interest in this subject."
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