Soldier gives Purple Heart to seriously injured CBS reporter Kim Dozier

Via the AP:

Kimberly Dozier, the CBS reporter wounded by a car bomb in Iraq, now has a Purple Heart at her bedside in a U.S. military hospital in Germany after a young American soldier gave her his medal, the network said.

Dozier, 39, was seriously injured in a blast Monday while covering a story on Memorial Day in Iraq. Her camera crew, Britons Paul Douglas and James Brolan, were killed in the attack, along with a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi translator.

Dozier, who was flown Tuesday to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, remained in critical but stable condition Friday, CBS said. Her breathing respirator has been removed, and she has been able to talk with family and visiting CBS colleagues, the network said in a statement.

She suffered head and lower body injuries in the blast, and her family told CBS she was going to need rods in her legs.

Doctors were performing “routine” procedures on Friday, CBS said.

On Thursday, CBS said an American soldier who had been awarded the Purple Heart medal for combat injuries made a special visit to the hospital to see Dozier.

“A young American soldier came up to Kimberly’s brother Michael and told him that he had met Kimberly in Iraq two years ago after he had been wounded with shrapnel in his arm,” CBS said without identifying the soldier. “The soldier had his Purple Heart with him, and he told Michael that he’d like Kimberly to have it because, he said, she’s suffered as much as any soldier. That Purple Heart is now beside Kimberly’s bed.”

Will the MSM give this story the attention it deserves? Nope. They’re too busy salivating over the allegations of murder by US Marines in Haditha to care.

Hat tip: Tammy Bruce


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