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CBS News crew Paul Douglas, center, and James Brolan, right, were killed in the blast that wounded Kimberly Dozier.

LANDSTUHL, Germany (CNN) -- Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, who was critically wounded Monday in a Baghdad car bombing, has begun communicating, asking family members about the fate of her crew, CBS News said Thursday.

As doctors at the U.S. military's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center began reducing her sedation, "she began communicating with her family by writing questions on sheets of paper," the network said.

"Her first question was, 'What (happened to the) crew?' " according to a CBS News release.

Dozier, on a ventilator and a breathing tube, remained in critical but stable condition.

She was told that photographer Paul Douglas, 48, and sound technician James Brolan, 42, died in the attack, the network said. The crew's Iraqi interpreter and a U.S. soldier met the same fate. (Watch activity around the charred vehicle after the blast -- :46)

Capt. James A. Funkhouser, 35, from Katy, Texas, was identified as the killed soldier, according to Fort Hood in Texas. He had been in Iraq since December, the base said.

Dozier was expected to remain sedated and on a ventilator, probably until her predicted return to the United States at the end of the week, a CBS source said.

Dozier's parents, brother, sister and boyfriend arrived Wednesday at the hospital, CBS said. A hospital source said Dozier squeezed her boyfriend's hand.

The bodies of Douglas and Brolan, both British, were repatriated Thursday to London, where a private ceremony was held for the journalists' family, friends and colleagues, including CBS News President Sean McManus.

Douglas had worked since the early 1990s for CBS News in many countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Rwanda and Bosnia.

During the past year, Brolan worked for CBS News as a freelancer in Baghdad and Afghanistan. He was part of the network's team that received a 2006 Overseas Press Club Award for its reporting on the Pakistan earthquake.

Details about a public memorial service have not been announced.

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