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Ronald Shurer, Medal of Honor recipient, was laid to rest on Tuesday at Arlington National Cemetery. He died in May at 41. In interviews with me and many other journalists, he was classy, humble and warm, all while facing cancer that turned fatal. RIP.
This is Nawres Hamid. He is the American killed in the Dec. 27 attack in Iraq that spiked tensions between the U.S. and Iran. He worked as an interpreter for U.S. forces. He was a dad and husband, born in Iraq and naturalized as a U.S. citizen. RIP.
This is Chief Petty Officer Charles RobertThacker Jr. He is the USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor who died of covid-19 this week. He tested positive for the coronavirus on March 30. Thacker's wife also is in the military, and was flown to Guam. He died by her side. RIP.
"Donald Trump may not have been expecting this, but a lot of other people in the government were — they just couldn’t get him to do anything about it,” said one intelligence official about coronavirus concerns. “The system was blinking red."