Image: Kimberly Dozier
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Injured CBS News correspondent KimberlyDozier is lifted into an ambulance Wednesday after returning to the U.S. from Germany at Andrews Air Force Base in Morningside, Md.
updated 6/7/2006 6:45:21 PM ET 2006-06-07T22:45:21

More than a week after being wounded in an Iraqi car bombing, CBS reporter Kimberly Dozier is back on American soil.

She arrived at Andrews Air Force Base on a flight from Germany, where she was being treated at a U.S. military hospital. Her recovery will continue at another military facility in suburban Washington.

Dozier, 39, was wounded May 29 in a blast that killed her camera crew — Paul Douglas and James Brolan, both of Britain — as well as a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi translator.

She was flown the following day to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for treatment of head and lower body injuries. Her family said she would need rods in her legs.

Dozier arrived Wednesday at Ramstein Air Base in a military ambulance and was wheeled onto a C-17 aircraft configured for medical evacuations in a stretcher.

Image: Kimberly Dozier
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This 2001 photo shows CBS journalist Kimberly Dozier.
About 40 other patients were also on the plane that brought Dozier home.

A CBS News statement said Tuesday that Dozier was making progress, adding that “the swelling of her face has decreased significantly, she had the first physical therapy session on her legs, and she had her hair washed.”

In another statement, CBS News confirmed it will be responsible for the cost of her treatment.

The network said Dozier was in good spirits. She was initially scheduled to be flown home Sunday, but the plane expected to carry her was full.

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