Why Rural U.S. Towns See More Casualties Residents of Hemet, Calif. know all too well about military casualties. They're not alone — that town's story has been repeated in rural communities across the country. We examine why soldiers from rural areas are more likely to die in combat and how voters in those areas see the Iraq war.
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Why Rural U.S. Towns See More Casualties

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Why Rural U.S. Towns See More Casualties

Why Rural U.S. Towns See More Casualties

Why Rural U.S. Towns See More Casualties

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Residents of Hemet, Calif. know all too well about military casualties. They're not alone — that town's story has been repeated in rural communities across the country. Alex Cohen talks to Dee Davis, president of the Center for Rural Strategies, about why soldiers from rural areas are more likely to die in combat and how voters in those areas see the Iraq war.