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the death toll rises from the texas floods. a tropical storm shuts down a major highway in the carolinas. >> also tonight, donald trump rolls into washington for the rolling thunder biker rally honoring prisoners of war and troops missing in action. a frightening day at the zoo. endangered gorilla is killed after an up-close encounter with a little boy. >> and after a 12-year 'round-the-clock vigil it is closing time for a beloved seaside church. >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the overnight news. the death toll continues to rise
after torrential rains flooded parts of texas. at least four people have died and several others are missing. after some areas were hit with more than 20 inches of rain. >> sunny day. >> reporter: the rain stopped in some areas floodwaters continue to rise submerging cars and stranding drivers. some rivers could reach record levels in the next few days. prompting several rural counties between austin and houston to call for evacuations. hundreds of residents including curt whiteman have been forced from their homes. >> i've been here 20 years. and this is, never been under a flood yet. this is the worst. >> reporter: 21-year-old darren mitchell posted an eerie picture from inside his truck on facebook as water surrounded him. all i wanted to do was go home. witness leshondo saw mitchell
struggling. >> got out. bed of his truck. in the bed, on top of his truck. then all of a sudden got back in his truck. maybe, 15 minutes after he was in his struck it just flipped. and top sided into the water. >> reporter: washington county officials confirm one of the bodies they recovered on saturday was mitchell's. >> see his truck like that. and know i witnessed something like that. it just hurts. >> reporter: today in kansas crews resume the search for an 11-year-old boy apparently swept away by a swollen creek on friday. elaine, last night officials announced the search for the young boy has turned from a rescue mission into a recovery mission. >> sad news. thank you. tropical storm bonnie became tropical depression bonnie today. the storm not only spoiled the holiday weekend for beach crowds in the carolinas, it also caused major traffic problems. david begnaud is in south carolina. david. >> reporter: elaine, standing
alongside, internate 95, a parking lot. tropical storm bonnie a distant memory but rain bands from it have created a traffic nightmare. when can you walk on the interstate? it has been closed like this since 7:00 this morning and it goes like this for ten miles. elaine, one man told me i don't have enough gas to stay like this on the side of the road. some people have been stuck in their cars for nearly eight hours. i want to show you a picture what it is like six miles ahead. a one-mile stretch of the southbound lane of interstate 95 here in southern, south carolina that is underwater. nearly waist deep. in fact we have video. one couple rescued. their car was stranded on highway 17 off interstate 95. they left their vehicle. came back to get something. and became stuck in the floodwater had to be rescued the we are in jasper county, south carolina. and across this area, what is known as the the low country here in south carolina, there is
significant and severe flooding. and what's happening we are being told from local meteorologists a system that was a part of tropical storm bonnie is now sitting over this a jasper county area and the rain has not let up. back live now along interstayed 95, elaine, i asked one trooper, how long do you think the interstate will be closed. he said we are making preparation for tomorrow. but again, some people have been sitting in their car since 7:00 this morning. elaine. >> difficult situation for travelers there. david begnaud, in south carolina. >> republican presidential candidate donald trump rolled into washington, d.c. for the rolling thunder biker rally one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world held every memorial day weekend to honor prisoners of war and troops missing in action. julianna goldman is in washington. >> elaine, donald trump delivered this standard trump speech tearing into hillary clinton touting his immigration proposals but gave a special shout out to troops and veterans
on this memorial day weekend. >> we are going to rebuild our military. we are going to make it bigger and bigger and better and stronger than ever before. we are going to take care of our veterans. our veterans have been treated so badly in this country. >> trump spoke in front of a smaller than expected crowd at the lincoln memorial to some of the thousand of bikers that ride into the nation's capital every year to pay tribute to troops honoring veterans, prisoners of war and troops missing in action. trump thanked them, but didn't make any reference to his controversial comments last year when he said that senator john mccain who spent five years as a pow in vietnam was not a war hero. at the time he said he is a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. while mccain still maintains trump needs to apologize for the comments, he also says he will be supporting his party's presumptive nominee.
trump did announce today that on tuesday, he will be releasing the names of veterans charities that received money he raised earlier this year. the billionaire businessman has come under fire for not fully accounting for the $6 million he says came from a january fund raiser just before the iowa caucuses. elaine, a spokeswoman for rolling thunder told "the washington post" that the organization's founder supports trump. brushed aside the controversies and said trump will make our military great again. >> julianna goldman in washington. thank you. >> john dickerson is cbs news political director and host of "face the nation." so, john, we have seen these very heated protests against donald trump continue. how worried is the rnc that its convention could look like what we saw in new mexico and california this past week? >> i think they're worried. they believe that a lot of the protests are setups. this isn't people just expressing their first amendment rights but that these are mischief makers trying to cause
calamity for the republicans they're well aware of it. authorities, in ohio, are well aware of it. and so, they'll any just have to hopefully manage it. but we won't know until we get there. >> turning to the democrats how much of a set back for the clinton campaign is the e-mail controversy? >> the e-mail report from the inspector general at the state department is a problem for two reasons. one it reminds people of questions they had about the way hillary runs her affairs. that, questions have been there for, for a long time. and the other problem is that it gives a real-time fresh example of some of the problems people have had with the question of whether she is honest and trust worthy because her answers and campaigns answers are at odds with the report from the inspector general. not a political opponent, an inspector general for the state department. that disconnect reexacerbates a problem for her. >> john dickerson in washington. thank you. >> thank you, elaine. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. ♪ ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
two gunmen armed with automatic rifles opened fire on a street in houston today killing one person in his car. one of the suspects was killed in a shootout with police. the second was wounded and taken to the hospital. two officers and at least three other people were also injured. the motive for the shootings is under investigation. chicago has seen an alarming spike in gun violence this weekend. by sunday morning, 40 people had been shot resulting in four deaths. shootings and homicides are up about 50% this year in the nation's third largest city. outpacing new york and los angeles. much of the gun violence is gang
related. the cincinnati zoo is open this weekend but gorilla world is closed indefinitely. a 4-year-old boy got into the gorilla enclosure saturday and was hurt. an endangered gorilla had to be killed. jamie yuccas has the the latest. >> reporter: cell phone videos from people visiting the cincinnati zoo show a 4-year-old boy in the gorilla world mote. the boy got through a barrier and fell at least ten feet down into the shallow stream. that's when a 17-year-old endangered western lowland gorilla approaches the boy. at first it looks like he is being protective. then his behavior turns threatening. >> no! oh, my god! >> the gorilla has the the child. and is drag him around the pen. >> the boy does not appear to scream or panic. zoo officials removed two female gorillas but did not approach the gorilla for ten minutes. eventually zoo president says the 400 pound gorilla became
violent. >> it seemed very much by our professional team, our dangerous animal response team to be a life threat tenning situation. the choice was made put down or shoot the gorilla. the team chose the not to tranquilize the gorilla the animal wassage tatd it would have taken too long to sedate him. >> animal activists have created online petitions and facebook pages like justice for harambe. many angry the endangered gorilla was put down. other want the mother to face child endangerment charges. peta release aid statement saying the gorilla enclosure should have been surrounded by a secondary barrier between the humans and the animals to prevent this type of incident. the zoo says it is reviewing its security around the encloep sure. elaine the boy was treated for nonlife threatening inand should be okay.
>> terrifying images. thank you so much. the final mass was held sunday at saint francis xavier church in massachusetts. the church is closing after a 12 year 'round-the-clock vigil by parishioner whose tried to keep their beloved house of worship open.nc xaviercabrinrc sat near the shores of massachusetts since the 1960s. ♪ ♪ this is the bread >> because of declining attendance and shortage ofhorta priests the catholic archdiocese of boston in may 2004 decided to shut down the church and sel the 30 acre waterfront property. we visited saint francisn 2013 and met with parishioners on a 24/7 vigil. earlier this month the u.s. supreme court refused to hear their final appeal leaving parishioners no choiceuto end their fight.
today, they celebrated their final mass. i am joined nowy parish member mary een rodgers. mary ellen, you were baptized at the church, you hadour first communion there, married there, family funerals at the church. what are you feeling right now? >> i am feeling a broken heart, but mo so that our cardinal, cardinal sean o'mall has never reached out and come to the church never stepped foot in the church over the pas 11 1/2 years. >> what is going to happen to the churcht this point? and its seasi property there? >> well, we are on 30 acres of prime coastal real estate. if you loo around the neighborhood, there is multimilli dollar homes being built here. so, i don't know, but i anticipate that this church will be bulldozed and there will be large houses going up here. >> all right, mary ellen rodger thank you so much for you time. >> thank you. > well we have a winner at
the 100th indianapolis 500. >> checkered flag. you just won the indy 500, baby! rooki alexander rossi too the trophy. he is just 24 years old. over 350,000 people packed into the indianapolis motor speedway. the highest capacity stadi in americ after crossing the finish line, rossi drank fro a glass bottl ofmilk. an indy tradition that goes back over 80years. whenhe cbs weeke news continues, dr. jon lapook explains the ris in colon cancer in americans under 50. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
a ne study find colon cancer rates are declining overall, but among americans under 50 years old, a group not normally considered at ri, the rates are increasing. dr. jo lapook explainswhy. >> reporter: three years ago at age 33, dave ey wt to the doctor with a stomach ache, diagnosed with colon cancer. >> im still perplexed. >> part of a disturbg trend. over a dece the number of lon cancer cases in peopl
under age 5 rose by mor than 11%. the same time, cases in people over 50, dropped 2.5%. likely because colonoscopy, removes benign polyps. the rson forhe rise in younger peoe is unclear. possibilities include, t ep demic of obesity, lk of physicalactivity, and america's high fat diet. all risk factors for colon cancer. dr. daniel labo treats colon cancer patients at mount sinai hospital. >>s we learn more, undersnd the genetic defts that go on with early colon canr and udy younger patients perhaps we can hone in on which population of the younger population that we need to screen closer. >> reporter: he says it is important to be aware of sympto. >> first, foremost, educate that any time there i a symptom for concancer, bleeding, change
in bowel habits unexplained abdominal pain that need to be follow up closely. and not ignored just because the patient is und 50 yea old. >>fter 12 round of chemotherapy and three surgeries he has been in remissi for two years. >> ion't kw wt it was about that particular dul pain that i had that prompd me to go to the doctor. glad i did. screening earer than 5 is suggested for those with certain risk factors, family history of colon cancer or precancero poly. in addition, there are oth less invasive methods, new tests to look for suspicious genetic fragments in the stool. dr. jonlapook cbs news, new york. still ahead o the cbs weekend news, the nearly 400-year-old bonsai tree that survived the hiroshima bombing.
on friday president obama became the first sitting u.s president toisit hiroshima, japan. 140,000 people were killed there in 1945 when the u.s. dropped the first atomicbomb. among the survivors of the bombin a bons tree that bridged the japanes and american cultures for decades. >> reporter: yaso masaki says bons is in his blood. but yamaki says when the atomic pierced his 14-month-old face ss and damag many bonsai trees. his father nursed sever back to life including this 390-year-old white pine. >> taking care of bonsai. >> reporter: jack sustak cares
for the tree now in washington, d.c. yamaki's father gavet to the u.s. in 1975 f the bicentennial celebration. >> to have mr. yamaki give his prized tree after whatt had been through and what the family had been through and the city, as ts symbol of peace and friendship, really has meant a lot to us. >> reporter: the family wanted the gift to be about peace not war. so they didn't reveal the tree's rvival story for quarter of of acentury. yamaki visited the tree last month part of a japanese delegation tha traveled to the u.s.o ask preside obama to visit hiroshima. >> translator: because of that, the friendship, becomes getting bigger and bigger. >> reporter: yamaki say just like the tree, obama trip is an olive branch. next, on the cbs weekend news, police have a plano take down illegal drones.
this week foreign correspondent created quite a buzz with his story about illegal drones and the magnificent birds police in holland are using to take them down. >> reporter: the dutch national police department newest recruits have wings. and an appetite for unusual prey. hunter the bald eagle the world's first bird trained to take down drones that cause trouble in the sky. police chief mark weebs says the rogue devices seen hovering over packed parade and airports. >> we had a couple of incidence where drones were too near the airplanes. >> reporter: this low-tech solution to a high-tech problem is the vision of a man who created his program, guard from above last year. >> during training they have proved to be the best bird of
prey to take down drones. >> reporter: the dutch national police department is the first organization, he is contracting eagles out to. the second that hood is off and hunter spots a drone he is off. and with flight speeds up to 80 miles an hour. no escaping his talons. ben is the trainer. how do you go about training your eagles to go after drones? >> how? >> yeah. what's the secret? >> yes. >> reporter: he is talking, but are you? >> he will only say it is a reward system. similar to the one used in dog training. it is a tedious program that first begins indoors. this video was taken inside a hangar, each bird trains every day for at least one year. he says the eagles' thick claws protect them from the bite of prey and allow them to safely
grab any consumer drone. dutch reservers are looking into propellers some larger drones may have. as drones increasen popularity. keeping them out of restricted airspace is taking on greater importance. and in 2013, a drone piloted by protesters landed a few feet away from chancellor angela merkel. just last year, a quad copter drone crash landed on the white house lawn. >> we expect there to be more drones. people buy them as toys. some will use them in the wrong place in the wrong way. >> reporter: police departments from around the world expressed interest in the program. these recruits have another month of test flights before they can take off and take down the real thing. that's the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
york city. welcome to the overnight news. it is memorial day a time for the nation to remember those service member whose lost their lives in defense of our nation. as is tradition, the day will be marked with barbecues and ball games. loud parade and quiet visits to cemeteries. another memorial weekend tradition, the rolling thunder motorcycle rally. thousands of bikers rallied at the pentagon and made the four-hour ride around the nation's capital. they crossed the arlington memorial bridge, rode around the washington mall and stopped at vietnam veterans memorial. riders ended up at west potomac park where donald trump addressed the crowd. >> so rolling thunder i will say no matter where i go, rolling
thunder, look at all the bikers, do we love the bikers? yes, we love the bikers. but all over the place, no matter where i go there is bikers. and they come with the bikers and the bikes are all over. we have had cases where we would have like, make a speech, and we would have 500 bikes. we would have 1,000 bikes. and i said what are they all doing here? and my people would say, they're here to protect you, mr. trump. it is an amazing thing. an amazing thing. and i want to till you, some of these people are tough. and some of the guys i see on that bike, i tell you what they're rough. i get out and i shake their hands and they are, i'll tell you, there is love, there is love, and it is an incredible feeling. that's why i wanted to be with you today. i appreciate being invited. we are with you 100%. >> trump promised the crowd if he is elected president he will build a bigger, better mill taerks and in his words "knock the hell out of the islamic
state." the next big date on the political calendar next tuesday when a host of states including california will hold their primaries. trump vowed to win the golden state. if so he will be the first republican candidate to carry the state since president george h.w. bush. from temperature is now backing away from this challenge to debate bernie sanders in california. sanders is looking to get his message out. and hillary clinton refuses to take the stage with him. sanders spoke with john dickerson for "face the nation." >> senator, wanted to ask you, looks like the debate with donald trump in california is not going to happen. do you think he was ever serious about the debate. >> donald trump said he wanted to go forward. then changed his mind, said no. yes. changed his mind. said no. maybe a call in five minutes heave will say yes again. i think that is who donald trump is. i think the american people should be very concerned about somebody who keeps changing his mind not only on this deep bait but on virtually every issue he
has been asked about. >> when donald trump said he wasn't going to participate, he said the democratic nominating process is totally rigged. he went on to say, hillary clinton and debbie wasserman schultz will not allow bernie anders to win. do you agree with his characterization? >> i have been very touched by donald trump's love for me. john, in all due respect. i think there may be some -- some aspect of this which he things will advantage himself. so i do appreciate his love and his compassion for me, but i don't really accept his word. look. we knew when we were in this, we were taking on the entire democratic establishment. no secret about that. yet we have won 20 states. in california right now. i think we have a good chance to win here. i think we have an uphill fight. there is just a possibility that we may end up at the end of this nominating process, with more pledged delegates than hillary
clinton. what has upset me. i wouldn't use the word rigged we knew what the rules were. what is really dumb. you have closed primaries in new york state. 3 million people, democrats or republicans could not participate. where you have a situation where over 400 superdelegates came on board clinton's campaign before anybody else in the race. eight months before the first vote was cast. that's not rigged. just a dumb process which has certainly disadvantaged our campaign. >> you are going to try to convince the superdelegates when said and done to go with you instead of hillary clinton. you made a disstin kttitinction. will you not try to convince any superdelegate? >> if i win or hillary clinton
if that is your point. hillary clinton won mississippi by a huge vote. should i convince superdelegate there is to vote for me when she won the state overwhelmingly. no, i shouldn't. but we want states, you know, like washington, alaska, hawaii, new hampshire, in landslide victories. i do believe that the superdelegates. clinton's or mine. states we won. superdelegates where candidate wins a landslide victory should listen to the people in the states. >> president obama will mark memorial day at arlington national cemetery. lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns. the president returned to washington this weekend after his trip to asia. it was capped off by a visit to hiroshima, ground zero for the first nuclear bomb attack. foreign affairs correspondent, margaret bren nan was with the president and filed this report. rancheros a poignant moment, an american president embracing victims of the first atom bomb
ever used in war while standing 1200 feet from the epicenter of the blast. 71 years after the attack, president obama decided it was time for a commander-in-chief off to confront his history. >> mere words cannot give voice to such suffering. but we have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history. and ask -- what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. >> white house officials were insistent that this was no apology tour. but the president did reflect on the hundreds of thousands of souls lost as a result of president truman's decision. justified then as a necessary evil to avoid a costly land invasion of japan. the heat of battle its faded from memory, but the images of destruction endure. it was here in hiroshima that death fell from the sky that august morning, ushering in a
global nuclear arms race. while he has broke end significant arms control deals, mr. obama hasn't made much of a dent in america's own nuclear stockpile. reducing it less than any post-cold war president. today, a high tech bustling hiroshima has arisen from the ashes. as the the city has moved on so have japan's leaders. the prime minister abe offered condolences to the american lives lost in world war ii. a tacit acknowledgement that japan first attacked the u.s. at pearl harbor. for president obama, visiting hiroshima, an attempt to bridge a painful divide with a former foe. not the first time, having reap opened long severed ties with cuba, lifted arms embargo and negotiated with iran. when it comes to bearing the remnants of war there is nowhere he could have made his case more powerfully than here.
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with the price of gasoline the lowest it has been in 11 years, the american muscle car is making a comeback. they can be big, loud, fun to drive. but are they safe? kris van cleave reports. >> reporter: they're american icons symbols of freedom and the open roads. >> the need for speed. >> reporter: muscle cars like the dodge challenger. what is it about the muscle car? >> i love the sound of the roar you get when you are droofg it. when you are riding inside. or when it is riding past you. something you are always going to notice. >> mustang. >> reporter: for decade they begged drivers to go fast. now we are seeing how dangerous
that can be. none of the cars receive the insurance institute for highway safety receive the highest ranking. >> we haven't tested them before because we haven't thought that this population is necessarily interested in safety. but they should be. ford mustang scored a good rating thanks to optional collision avoidance technology but has room to improve in small overlap front crashes where 25% of the front end hits a simulated poll at 40 miles an hour. the chevy camero earned a good ranking but lacks crash avoidance technology and struggled some on roof strength key to preventing injuries in a rollover crash. the dodge challenger, managed acceptable score, earning lower marks for roof strength and performance in the small overlap crash test. in that crash the dash pressed back, trapping the test dummy. >> the damage in the foot well was so bad, the dummy's foot had to be unbolted from the leg. this would have been serious leg
injuries for a real person. >> ford calls this the safest mustang ever, reporting it received five stars in the government crash tests. chevy and dodge did not comment on the iihs report. kris van cleave, cbs news, washington. president obama's visit to hiroshima is an example of the united states putting the bitterness of world war ii in the past. lee cowan found another example in the souvenirs some american soldiers brought back from the war in the pacific. opposing sides in war share little. other than perhaps a battlefield and the longing to go home. glen stockdale of billings montana did come home. fought the japanese in the pa sfic until 1945. as a young staff sergeant he saw things most could not imagine. until the day he died at age 84,
he kept most of it to himself. >> never talked about the war. >> repoter: locked it all away. >> yes, uh-huh. >> reporter: that's glen's son terry. what he knew of his dad's service came mostly from rummaging through his father's old footlocker. >> it was in the basement. kids go down and look ate. see what is in here and there. >> reporter: among other things, terry found a japanese flag. scarefully folded. stained with blood. and covered in writing. then he found another. and another. >> they were memories of the war, a trophy, you know? spoils of war. >> reporter: collecting them was common place. pictures abound of u.s. servicemen posing with the flags. known as japanese soldiers skae carried them as keepsakes into battle. good luck charms of sorts. with wishes from family and friends, scrolled around the
rising sun. keepsakes in battle. in stockdale's footlocker the flags were ghosts of a long ago enemy. nearing the end of his father's life. terry suggested it was time the flags go home. >> reporter: what did you say to him? >> i thought it would be nice to send it back to japan. he said no. >> reporter: because? >> must be the hate from fighting people and just war. i don't, i don't know what that does to individuals. i have never been there. >> reporter: so that's where things and the flags sat. for more than a decade. until terry heard another world war ii vet speak of the flags. his name was leiland bud lewis. in the same infantry division as terry's father. the 41st. they never met. bud was behind the front lines sending the bombs and bullets up. something that at age 95, bud still doesn't take lightly. >> i provided all of the
ammunition that killed all of these folks. and i'm not exactly totally happy that i did that. but at the time, that was my job. i was, i couldn't question that. >> reporter: why now? why important do you think to return the flags now? >> well -- it's a closure. you can't keep hating people. >> reporter: inspired, terry stockdale packed up one of his father's flags and mailed it to the only place he thought could help. a home in a small town along the columbia river in washington. where the flags are celebrated with a ceremony. >> this is not the flag, it is the spirit of the soldier. we are wishing he can find a way to find a family in japan. >> reporter: keiko and red zeke run a nonprofit, obone society. in japan, a festival, honoring
the spirits of ancestors. turned their attic into a make shift flag research center. >> when we started out we thought we were just helping japanese families receive heirlooms. then, as the this progressed we realize weed were connecting these families. >> lots of personal messages. and many signatures. keiko's own grandfather died fighting in the pacific. but his grave is empty. >> no bone, no remaining item, nothing came back. >> reporter: one day his flag did. >> we all thought that that spirit of the grandfather finally wanted to come home to seep us. >> reporter: it had such a profound effect they wanted to see if they could identify more soldiers' flags and send them back to japan. once word got out. they were stunned. flags from veterans or their families started arriving almost weekly. >> some times they include photographs of their father as a
soldier, or family pictures of themselves now, it any just this, it is this, connection of this family to this family that -- that were brought together through war. >> reporter: soap f far reunite flags with japanese families and more than 100 they are all researching. all at their own expense. terry stockdale waited and hoped. then came word that the obone society traced his flag become to a man named yogoshu kishi, a young soldier kissed his wife, 7-month-old son and 2-year-old daughter good-bye and never saw them again. those children, now 73, and his sister, 75, both live outside osaka. they knew little of their father until one day last december the phone rang. >> translator: when i got the call, i thought this was
impossible. my mind just went blank. after 70 years, i never dreamed something of my father's would surface. >> reporter: they found out terry not only had their father's flag, but he wanted to come to japan to deliver it himself. anxious they met terry at the train station. what happened next? says it all. >> i mean, it is just beyond comprehension what it meant to them. it just wasn't some souvenir, it was their father coming home. terry officially handed it over at a formal ceremony. and then stepped back to watch two people who never knew their father, unfurl his flag, together. >> translator: we don't know the
warmth of his hands, the sound of his voice. i can't remember a thing about my father. and i said, i'm sorry dad, to that flag. i'm so sorry. >> it just feels so good to do something for somebody. >> reporter: as for his own father, well, terry hopes that staff sergeant glen stockdale is also finally at peace. there's moving... and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike glucosamine chondroitin, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. >> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate
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for most memorial day is a day off to enjoy friend and family. but for those who served in war time it means much more. steve hartman found one soldier's story "on the road." >> reporter: there are 58,315 names on the vietnam veterans' memorial. this is the story of why there is not one more. a story about a soldier who came as close to dying as any man alive. >> i have never heard a story like this. >> no. >> reporter: the kind of thing nightmares are made of? >> or blessings. >> reporter: john cologne's blessing of a nightmare began february 19, 1968. his army airborne platoon was on patrol near the river when he and his men came under intense enemy fire. >> all hell broke loose. >> reporter: john was shot four times. >> i heard guys say i was dead.
cologne is dead, cologne is dead. leave him alone. >> reporter: you heard people saying that? >> absolutely. i was put in a body bag, toe tagged. taken to the morgue. >> he came in as ds doa. >> he worked at the morgue. a job he took so seriously. to make sure he never sent a live soldier home in a box, on his own, heused to open each body bag. take a pen to the foot. he was testing the plantar reflex. >> i would do it twice. and i did that. and he went, uh! and i did it again. uh! and i said, wow. >> reporter: and that is how john cologne came back from the dead. which john says is a mixed blessing. >> heap lo lost his life.
he lost his life. he lost his life. >> reporter: eight soldiers, a third of his platoon died that day. >> you still wonder, why me? >> reporter: even today you keep asking that? >> absolutely. why did you survive? >> reporter: it is a hopelessly rhetorical question. but as we walk through the cemetery where he would have been buried, john shared what may be part of the reason. >> so that's when i thought, let's do something. >> reporter: a few years ago, he started sending flowers on memorial day to the graves of all of the men who died in that battle. later, he expanded to everyone who died in his battalion during the whole war. more than 8,000 dollars worth of flowers. more 160 graves. and now, he is calling on you to join him. to adopt a veteran's grave. >> one day a year asking somebody to do something. to clean it up and lay some flowers so that's eventually, every vietnam veteran can be rightfully remembered. >> i hope i am around here to witness that.
a new federal law requires that most drones sold in america be registered with the faa. it is designed to discourage trouble in the sky. the netherland has its own way of dealing with intruding drones, jonathan vigliatti reports. >> reporter: the dutch national police department is the first organization, he is contracting eagles out to. the second that hood is off and hunter spots a drone he is off. and with flight speeds up to 80 miles an hour. >> we had a couple incidents. >> this low tech solution to a high tech problem is the vision of they yea toufr t y ykre crea.
>> the dove national police department is the first organization, he is contracting his eagles out to. >> the second that hood is off and hunter spots a drone, he is off. and with flight speed up to 80 miles an hour. there is no escaping his talons. ben is the trainer. how do you go about training your eagles to go after drones? >> how? >> yeah. what's the secret? >> yes. >> reporter: he is talking, but are you? >> he will only say it is a reward system. similar to the one used in dog training. it is a tedious program that first begins indoors. this video was taken inside a hangar, each bird trains every day for at least one year. he says the eagles' thick claws protect them from the bite of prey and allow them to safely
grab any consumer drone. dutch reservers are looking into propellers some larger drones may have. as drones increase in popularity, keeping them out of restricted airspace is taking on greater importance. and in 2013, a drone piloted by protesters landed a few feet away from chancellor angela merkel. just last year, a quad copter drone crash lande on the white house lawn. >> we expect there to be more drones. people buy them as toys. some will use them in the wrong place in the wrong way. >> reporter: police departments from around the world expressed interest in the program. these recruits have another month of test flights before they can take off and take down the real thing. that's the overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us a little later for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
york city. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, may 30th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." at least six people are dead and several missing with widespread flooding and more severe weather on the way. outrage after a zoo killed an endangered gorilla when a little boy slipped into his habitat. this morning, the woman who shot this video says don't rush to judgment. and passengers stranded at jfk. a glitch grounds international flights and more than 1,000 travelers with a warning for passengers headed out of town today.