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ID:

446

Date:

2006-08-28

Headline:

Names, Ranks and Serial Plunder: The National Guard and Katrina

Reporter's name:

Taylor Henry

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

KNOE-TV

City:

Monroe, LA

Summary:

KNOE-TV news director Taylor Henry used FOIA to obtain a list of 18 military personnel who were court-martialed as a result of actions taken in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. While most National Guard members performed admirably, some looted an auto parts store, pharmacies, jewelry stores, and a gun dealership.

Keywords:

Louisiana, National Guard, Katrina, hurricane, military, Pentagon

Impact:

"The series led to a Pentagon review and a reorganization of the Louisiana National Guard." ("Program Descriptions of 2008 duPont Winners," Columbia News, 12/17/07, http://www.columbia.edu/cu/news/07/12/dupontprofiles.html)

URL:

http://www.tvweek.com/news/2008/01/names_ranks_and_serial_plunder.php


Agencies:

DOD

States:

LA

Categories:

hurricane Katrina
military


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