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Soldier gives wounded CBS reporter his Purple Heart

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    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I have great admiration for the jouralists brave enough to cover Iraq. I found this story rather touching, but I'd like to know more about that noble soldier.


    BERLIN — A CBS reporter injured in Iraq now has a Purple Heart at her bedside at a U.S. military hospital after a young American soldier gave her his citation in a sympathetic gesture, the network said.

    Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured in a car bomb 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 soldier, Capt. James A. Funkhouser Jr., and an Iraqi translator.


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

    “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.€

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