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News anchor fights back tears while interviewing parents of soldier killed

"It’s a big cover-up like Benghazi, just like everything Obama has done..."

Steve Doocy gets emotional during interview.
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Despite almost an entire lifetime of training and experience in any given profession one may have gained, there are times when emotions overcome the senses. As reported by the conservative-leaning Mediaite.com news portal on June 3, 2014, that is exactly what happened to a Fox News anchor earlier the same day.

Steve Doocy of the early morning panel show Fox & Friends had to fight back tears during a live interview with the parents of a US Army officer killed in one of the many search and rescue missions launched to locate a fellow soldier who was presumably captured by the enemy. Andy and Sondra Andrews of Dallas, Texas recounted the circumstances of how their son, Second Lieutenant Darryn D. Andrews was killed in battle, as well as how he lived his life.

As reported by Fox News on June 2, 2014, in the wake of mounting allegations of desertion aimed directly at former alleged prisoner of war Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, many of his former comrades-in-arms as well as the surviving families of those killed searching for Bergdahl have quite publicly railed against both the US Army and Barack Obama for allegedly covering up the truth behind the Sergeant's initial disappearance and subsequent five-year stay with the Taliban. The Andrews are one of those families.

Lt. Andrews mother, Sondra, relayed that her son was not only a good person, but also was a "strong Christian" who often did what he could to encourage his own men to strengthen their own faith as well by attending chapel call as often as possible. Towards the end of the interview, a visibly shaken Doocy stated to the parents, "I've read a lot about your son and he was a good man." In the closing moments, the Fox News anchor was visibly moved to tears and overcome by emotion.

During the course of the interview, Andy Andrews again levied his claim that the Army had lied to him regarding the death of his son. According to the elder Andrews, initially the family was told that their son died while searching for a major Taliban commander. Only after much later did the family find out from troops that served with their son was it known he died searching for Bergdahl.

As London's The Daily Mail reported on June 2, 2014, Andy flatly stated in an interview with their US political editors:

It’s a big cover-up like Benghazi, just like everything Obama has done. We want the truth to come out.

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