Hometown Clings To Hope

Soldier's hometown clings to hope

One woman in Keith "Matt" Maupin's hometown says she's "on pins and needles." People are trying to keep their spirits up, even after an Arab television report that the soldier's captors in Iraq have killed him. Al-Jazeera television reports that insurgents who captured Maupin in April fatally shot him. The Army's studying a grainy videotape.

In Batavia, Ohio, about 200 people held a vigil in the rain Monday night. And drivers in a caravan of about ten cars honked their horns and passengers waved American flags as they moved past Maupin's mother's house. An Army officer says the family might have something to say Tuesday if military officials release details of the videotape.