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Controversy Focuses Attention On Gold Star Families

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Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery on Oct. 21, 2017, in Hollywood, Fla. (Gaston De Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images)
Myeshia Johnson kisses the casket of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson during his burial service at the Memorial Gardens East cemetery on Oct. 21, 2017, in Hollywood, Fla. (Gaston De Cardenas/AFP/Getty Images)

The recent back-and-forth involving President Trump's condolence calls to the families of the fallen has focused new attention on the needs of Gold Star families.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti talks with Bonnie Carroll (@Bonnie_at_TAPS), president and founder of the organization TAPS, which provides services to them.

This segment aired on October 23, 2017.

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