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Release No: 763-05
July 27, 2005

Statement from Secretary Rumsfeld Regarding the Death of Four Boy Scout Leaders at Fort A. P. Hill

"I offer my condolences to the families of the victims of Monday's accident at the Boy Scout Jamboree.


"Scouting has a special place in American society, and the Defense Department's relationship with the scouts is long-standing and enduring. The jamboree is a wonderful celebration of that tradition and of that relationship.


"My thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this terrible accident, and with the Boy Scouts of America at this time of loss."

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