Bob Woodruff Returns to Iraq

By Andrew Gauthier 

For the first time since he was seriously injured in Iraq in 2006, the ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff returned to the war zone on Monday.

The New York Times covers Woodruff’s return to war-torn Iraq…
Mr. Woodruff, 47, who is perhaps the highest-profile member of the news media to be wounded in the six-year-long war, has sought to keep a spotlight on Iraq, and especially on the soldiers who experience traumatic brain injury and combat stress while on duty there. Mr. Woodruff said in an ABCNews.com blog post that he would be interviewing front-line doctors and nurses and viewing new equipment that is said to reduce injuries among the military forces in that country.

Mr. Woodruff is among the reporters accompanying Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on an overseas trip.

David Westin, the president of ABC News, said in an internal memorandum that Mr. Mullens visit “presented us with the right set of circumstances” for Mr. Woodruffs return. Mr. Woodruff will be staying on United States military bases throughout his trip,” Mr. Westin said. More…

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