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ABC Meets IED

4:08 PM, Jan 24, 2007 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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ABC News anchor Chris Cuomo was in an up-armored Humvee on the streets of Baghdad this morning when the convoy he was traveling in was hit with small arms fire and two IEDs. Cuomo escaped unharmed, and the soldiers he was with had only "minor injuries." According to Cuomo, each IED was concealed beneath a corpse.

Cuomo had nothing but praise for the troops of the 410th MP Company. In an interview with ABC shortly after the attack, Cuomo was effusive in describing their performance under fire: "They are saving me, they are perfect, they are beyond expectation, they are supermen in green outfits."

A couple of journalists from the Detroit Free Press wrote a column earlier this month that conveyed their similarly overwhelming gratitude to the Reserve Marines of the 1st Battalion of the 24th Marine Regiment. You should definitely take the time to read their story.