Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq Steve Inskeep talks with two mothers of sons who died in Iraq. The number of U.S. troops killed there has reached 2,000 since March of 2003. Gena Courtney and Nan Byrd talk of the experience their families have been through dealing with the loss of their loved ones.
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Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq

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Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq

Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq

Two Mothers Remember Sons Lost in Iraq

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The death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq has now reached 2,000. For two women, that sacrifice is painfully immediate.

Gena Courtney's son, Marine Sgt. Kelley Courtney of Georgia, was killed in Iraq Oct. 30, 2004, when a suicide bomber struck a U.S. convoy outside of Fallujah. That same attack killed Marine Lance Cpl. John Byrd II of West Virginia.

Byrd's mother, Nan, and Gena Courtney describe to Steve Inskeep the experience of their families' losses.