January 24, 2007 — ABC News correspondent Chris Cuomo narrowly escaped a roadside bombing yesterday while on assignment in Iraq.
The explosives were hidden in dead bodies.
Cuomo, 36, says the experience, which left a hubcap-sized piece of shrapnel lodged in the reinforced window of one of the convoy’s armored Humvees, was “eye-opening.”
“Until this I didn’t really appreciate the daily routine of violence that these soldiers face,” Cuomo told The Post yesterday on the phone from Iraq.
As a news anchor, “I tell you a story every morning about how many people died in Iraq in this or that bombing, but the appreciation of the constancy and the consistency of what they face is really daunting. I didn’t appreciate it until I went out [on patrol] with these guys, and saw how they responded to something so harrowing, so horrific.”