Injured reporter leaves LRMC

Spc. Todd Goodman
LRMC Public Affairs

***image1***CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier, injured by a car bomb in Iraq while embedded with the 4th Infantry Division, left Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Wednesday, after a stay of nearly two weeks. A CBS cameraman and a soundman were killed in the blast.

Upon her arrival on May 30, she showed signs of neurological responsiveness and has since stabilized though she remains in critical condition.

“She suffered injuries to her head and lower extremities, but did show signs of responsiveness when she arrived here,” said LRMC Commander Col. W. Bryan Gamble. “She moved her toes and was conscious.”

National media outlets including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, the Associated Press and People Magazine came to LRMC for a press conference  regarding her injuries. Media continued to linger days afterward sending brief updates back to America and London.

Ms. Dozier’s boyfriend  and several family members arrived May 31 to stay with her during her stay in the LRMC Intensive Care Unit. CBS President Sean McManus arrived June 1 to show his support to the family.

Ms. Dozier has covered the war in Iraq since 2003 and is the recipient of three American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards – in 2000, 2001 and 2002 – for her radio reports on Mideast violence, Kosovo and the Afghan war.

Since the global war on terrorism began, LRMC has treated several high-profile reporters and photographers.