Surviving War, Then Katrina

September 1, 2005

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More than 400 veterans were evacuated from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss., after Hurricane Katrina flooded the building on Monday. About 250 veterans of World War II and the Korean War arrived in Washington by bus and were welcomed by cheering supporters at the District's Armed Forces Retirement Home on Thursday.

Interviews with:

Sheila Abarr, public affairs specialist with the District's Armed Forces Retirement Home

Kherdine Weber, Staff Sergeant, Andrews Air Force Base

Dollie Behm, Air Force Senior Airman

Ouida Evans, a staff nurse from the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, Miss.


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