January 31, 2006

ABC News team wounded in Iraq on way back to U.S

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Doctors sent wounded ABC News anchor
Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt to the United States on
Tuesday for further treatment of their injuries from a roadside
bomb in Iraq, ABC said.

The two had been in serious but stable condition at
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, where they were
taken after they were wounded on Sunday while embedded with a
blended U.S.-Iraqi unit.

They were wounded in the chest, neck and face and head, and
hospital officials said the journalists' body armor may have
saved their lives.

Woodruff and Vogt were expected to arrive in Washington
late on Tuesday and be sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital in
Maryland, ABC News said on its Web site.

Woodruff had recently been named co-anchor with Elizabeth
Vargas to replace the late Peter Jennings on World News