"World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were injured Sunday in Iraq when their convoy was hit with an improvised explosive device. Viewers are sharing their thoughts and condolences on the ABCNEWS.com message boards. Below is a small sampling:
We need you back Bob !!!! I was so saddened to hear the news about the incident in Iraq today. I have been a loyal viewer of WNT for about 20 years now, and I was really impressed with Bob's integrity and professionalism when he accepted the enormous responsibilities of Peter's chair along with Elizabeth. I know that Bob's family and friends must be torn and anxious right now, but they should know that we, the viewers, are all pulling for him and his teammate.
Best hopes for a speedy recovery Bob, we can't wait to see you reporting again. Get well soon,
You guys are my heroes -- alaska_annie, age 17
Get Well Prayers I want to thank Bob, Doug, and all the newspeople who keep us informed. Without them, we wouldn't know what was going on around the world. I want to offer my prayers to their families. Get Well Bob and Doug. God Bless you all and we love you.
What a shocking news! My deep prayer for complete and quick recovery. I have greatest respect for Bob and his crew as journalists. A prayer from South Korea, Jae-Soon Yoo.
Bob and Doug, hang in there, you're gonna make it My heart goes out to them and their families, including the abc family. It also brings the war home to millions of Americans, that we are losing men and women and they are suffering, not to mention the Iraqi civilians who have died. Many Americans seem oblivious to the fact that there is a war going on. Considering the average age of the men and women in this war is under 24, it makes it more poignant. We see Bob Woodruff almost daily. Now millions know he's injured and will be scarred for life. Maybe we can start looking at the war differently.
I send my sincere wishes for a complete and speedy recovery to Mr. Woodruff and Mr. Vogt. As the mother of a US Marine in Iraq for the 3rd time, I have come to depend on the news. No one does it better than reporters on the scene. I'm sure that like our soldiers and Marines, they knew the dangers going in. Thank God they chose to bring the news to us anyway. My appreciation and prayers go out to both men and their families.
Peter Is Watching Over Them At this most critical time, I'm convinced that Peter Jennings is watching his friends, from above, and helping to guide the various doctors who will need to attend to the injuries. The news media has only a few gentlemen to report the events of the world. These 'gentle men' have our prayers and concern. I wish their family members peace.
Bob and Doug Being a neurosurgeon reservist, I spent three months at Landstuhl treating our war wounded. I can attest that Bod and Doug are receiving the finest care this country has to offer. No distinction is made between soldier and civilian who come for medical care at Landstuhl. They are all treated as Americans in this fight for the democratization of Iraq. My thoughts and prayers are for Bob, Doug, their families as they have always been for our wounded military soldiers.