A reporter from Arkansas survived a roadside bomb Wednesday while riding in a humvee with members of Arkansas` 39th Infantry Brigade. Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Amy Schlesing was riding in the back seat of Captain Mike Robbins` humvee with other leaders of the Third Battalion. Schlesing wrote on a web blog that the only injuries to those in the vehicle were ringing ear and bruises. Robbins has a sore jaw because he was talking on a radio when the bomb exploded, forcing a fist into his jaw. The explosion filled the vehicle with dirt and shrapnel was embedded into the windshield. Schlesing said she remembers a boom so loud it hurt. The windows of the humvee were closed except for a crack, but she said the explosion forced what seemed like a ton of dirt into the vehicle. Sergeant First Class Greg Mayfield was sitting next to Schlesing and she said he grabbed her head when bomb exploded.