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Wounded Journalists Transferred Back to U.S.

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Feb 01, 2006 | 10:56am EST

ABC News co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt have arrived back in the United States to receive treatment for injuries suffered in an Iraq bomb blast.

A medical evacuation plane left Ramstein, Germany, and landed at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington, D.C., late yesterday.

Both men are responding well to treatment and were transferred to Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, which specializes in treating war injuries.

According to ABC News correspondent Jim Scuitto, doctors who treated the journalists at the German hospital were optimistic about their prognosis saying, "They couldn't ask for better stats at this time. The signs are good, and we are very optimistic. They still have a long road to recovery. They've taken baby steps, but very important milestones."

The two were part of an Iraqi Army convoy that was hit by an explosive device near Taji, Iraq, just north of Baghdad on Sunday.

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