To The Woodruff and Vogt Families I just wanted you to know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. My little brother is in the Army currently serving in Iraq … I completely understand the dangers of being in Iraq. If it were not for the journalists who are brave enough to travel to Iraq, the "real" stories in that region would never make it back to our televisions. God Bless you Mr. Woodruff and Mr. Vogt, and your families during this difficult time … I'll continue to pray for your speedy recovery.
Prayers for the injured I was deeply shocked to hear of the injuries to Bob Woodruff and Doug Vogt this morning. They are in my prayers, as are others injured in Iraq, and I include their families and colleagues. Their occupation is by definition dangerous, but somehow we always think they will escape. May they heal well, now.
A Michigander's thoughts & prayers Mr. Woodruff, Mr. Vogt and their families; our thoughts and prayers are with you both. … I pray that your families are comforted and know that you guys are in GOOD hands! May God grant you both strength. The Gheorghiu Family in Michigan
Prayers from An Army Mom Who Knows … My younger son spent March 31, 2003 - 2004 in Sadr City, a Baghdad suburb, with the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. That year was for us one long nightmare of fear; every soldier killed or wounded anywhere in Iraq was, and still is, as our own. We were blessed to have our son come home, in spite of the many IED attacks, ambushes, and casualties his regiment suffered. We are especially grateful, as he was the driver and gunner for the Captain - the lead Humvee on every patrol.
To the wives and children of Bob and Doug: My heart, prayers, and tears are with you this night and the following days. … I hope you feel my arms -- and those of millions of Americans -- holding you during this painful time.
A dangerous profession As the only Panamanian journalist to cover the second Gulf War it is only fair to remind all the folks that are hoping for a quick recovery of Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt, of the many dangers faced by journalists in a war zone. Good coverage and good reporting are sometimes accomplished at the risk of life and limb. 79 journalists have already paid the supreme price in bringing you the news from Iraq. Let us pray that our friends at ABC News recover completely, saludos,
-- Tomas Cabal, ABC News-Panama
--Thanks to Bob and Doug and all the brave war correspondents throughout our nation's history. What a noble calling!