Brigadier General Talks About Success In Relief Effort

Brigadier General Talks About Success In Relief Effort

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(KSL News) -- From the Coast Guard to the National Guard, ten's of thousand of soldiers are helping relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.

Brigadier General Vince Brooks from the U-S Army was here at KSL this morning, and talked about relief efforts.

He says with the help of the National Guard, military forces have evacuated more than 75-thousand people.

What they're doing along the Gulf Coast, he says, is similar to what they're doing in Iraq.

Brigadier General Brooks/US Army: "It's really very similar to the kinds of things we're seeing in the hurricane relief: stopping the loss of life, providing for basic human needs. There really is a great positive story that's happening there. It's not exciting, it happens on a day- to- day and steady basis. But the people who are involved in that are absolutely certain that they're having success."

Brooks says with the four year anniversary of the September 11th attacks this Sunday, a lot of Americans will be asking what has been accomplished since 9-11. He says the positives definitely outweigh the negatives.

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