(FiveNation.com)- Last week, the Fox News war correspondent who was badly injured last year while covering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine appeared on Fox & Friends where he discussed his recovery and his upcoming memoir.
Benjamin Hall was severely wounded and his two colleagues, cameraman Pierre Zakrzewski and Ukrainian journalist Oleksandra Kuvshynova were killed when the vehicle they were traveling in was struck by incoming fire near Kyiv in the early weeks of the invasion.
Appearing on Fox & Friends last Thursday, Hall credited his lost colleague Zakrzewski for motivating him to survive after the attack. He said as the two of them lay wounded in the vehicle, they continued talking to each other for about 40 minutes before Zakrzewski passed away, and that helped give him the strength to keep going.
Hall also read an excerpt from his upcoming memoir, “Saved: A War Reporter’s Mission to Make it Home,” in which he described the moments immediately after the attack. He said he was “all but dead” when heard his daughter’s voice in his head telling him he had to get out of the car.
Hall told Fox & Friends that what motivated him to survive the ordeal was seeing a vision of his three young daughters. He said he opened his eyes and crawled out of the car, adding that if it wasn’t for his daughters, “there is no way I would be here today.”
After he was wounded, Hall was evacuated to Poland before spending months in recovery at Brooke Army Medical Center near San Antonio. He lost half of one leg and the foot from the other.
He told Fox & Friends that despite his injuries, including losing one leg and both feet, and only having one working hand, he feels strong and “more confident than I ever have.”
Hall’s memoir will be released on March 14, exactly one year after he was wounded.