"The decision by Mr. Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman at the men`s military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction."
"[When] McCord approached a van targeted by the airstrike, he heard a noise he wasn't expecting: the cry of a little girl."
"`I think she was four years old and you could tell she had a wound to the stomach and I remember her looking at me and the blood around her eyes made her eyes so ghostly,` he says."
"McCord grabbed the girl and ran her into a nearby building. There he picked the glass out of her eyes so she could blink and handed her off to a medic."
"`I went back outside and we were told to take pictures and so I started taking pictures of the van,` he says."
"Then he discovered another child."
"`That's me right there,` McCord tells Lopez as he walks her through the now infamous `Collateral Murder` clip. `That is a little boy that I originally thought was dead`."
"Despite their injuries, the children survived. Part of Ethan McCord, though, changed forever."
"`I couldn't stop myself from crying,` he says."
"McCord sought out mental health afterward, and says he was mocked by his commanders and threatened with expulsion from the military."
"`And that's when I started drinking,` he says. `And the mental health [doctor] had given me prescriptions: 13 prescriptions`."