Thursday, November 5, 2009

12 Dead in Fort Hood Shooting Spree

This is the beginning of an article from the Associated Press By APRIL CASTRO and DEVLIN BARRETT regarding the horrible murders in Fort Hood Army base in Texas:

"FORT HOOD, Texas (Nov. 5) - An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post Thursday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States.
The gunman, first said to have been killed, was wounded but alive and in stable condition under military guard, said Lt. Gen. Bob Cone at Fort Hood. "I would say his death is not imminent," Cone said. Col. Ben Danner said the suspect was shot at least four times.
The man was identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old, eight-year veteran from Virginia."
{To read the rest of the article, please click on the link.}

As the mother of a soldier, who is about to be deployed, this really hit home and cause both my son and I a lot of anguish and tears. While he did not know any of the soldiers or civilians who were murdered or injured, they are still his brothers and sisters in arms, so it is something that we feel was done to our "family"! Please take a minute to pray for the families of the 12 people who were killed and the 31 injured, along with all of our brave men and women who are serving our country both here at home and overseas. Thank you.

Until next time..... Lorie


Amanda said...

You're right. This hits us all in the military community. It seems weird that the rest of the world is just going about business as usual today.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

This story just broke my heart. Many prayers with them all!

Simply Being Mommy said...

This just sucks! So sad for everyone involved.

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