Friends, Family Mourn Medic's Death

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Rachael Hugo

Combat medic Rachael Hugo of Madison, Wis., was killed in Iraq this month. Courtesy Hugo Family/Distributed by Army Reserve hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy Hugo Family/Distributed by Army Reserve

Friends and family are mourning the death of combat medic Rachael Hugo of Madison, Wis. The 24-year-old planned to finish a nursing degree when she came back from her tour of duty, but was killed in Iraq on Oct. 5. Brian Bull with Wisconsin Public Radio has this remembrance.

As young men and women across the country die in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, how are newspapers honoring their lives? Los Angeles Times editor Steve Padilla talks to Alex Cohen about how the LA Times approaches this difficult task.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from