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ABC News Anchor and Cameraman Seriously Injured in Iraq

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posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 09:24 PM
Bob Woodruff, co-anchor of ABC News World News Tonight, as well as his cameraman were seriously injured by an IED explosion while traveling with Iraqi military troops:

The New York Times

BAGHDAD, Iraq, Jan. 29 — The new co-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight," Bob Woodruff, and a network cameraman were seriously wounded today when a large roadside bomb struck the Iraqi military vehicle carrying them near Taji, a restive area north of the capital.

Mr. Woodruff and the cameraman, Doug Vogt, sustained head wounds from shrapnel and underwent surgery at an American military hospital in Balad, a major American base north of Baghdad, ABC News reported. Mr. Woodruff also suffered a broken shoulder.

"Bob and Doug continue to rest in stable condition in Iraq after their surgeries," the president of ABC News, David Westin, said in a statement issued late this afternoon, New York time. "They remain in serious condition with injuries to the head and, in Bob's case, injuries to the upper body, as well. In the next few hours, they will be flown to U.S. medical facilities in Landstuhl, Germany, where their doctors have told us that they will assess their condition and monitor them closely in the coming days."

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Hopefully they'll be alright. This must be really hard on their families, as well as on the ABC News staff, especially coming so soon after the loss of Peter Jennings.

My prayers are with them and their families and friends.

posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 11:32 PM
To bad the MSM doesn't cover each soldier that gets injured and killed the way they do one of their own. Of course, it was his choice to go over there and take the assignment, the troops don't have a choice. I do hope that they pull through OK.

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