Obama honors fallen warriors

‘We must do more,’ he says

Posted: May 27, 2014 at 4:40 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/RICK MCFARLAND --05/26/14-- Paul W. Kimbrough, Jr., of Springdale, talks to his son Paul W. Kimbrough III, 18 months, at the grave of Lt. Col. Paul W. Kimbrough, Sr., his father and the boys grandfather after a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Arkansas State Veterans' Cemetery in North Little Rock Monday. The elder Kimbrough died of an illness while serving in Afghanistan on Oct. 3, 2003. He also served in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars.

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama, just back from a surprise visit to the troops in Afghanistan, honored America's fallen warriors in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony Monday and acknowledged the need to confront the widening scandal at the nation's veterans hospitals.

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