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« Reply #420 on: November 07, 2009, 01:36:45 PM »

Obama Quietly Visits Wounded Troops

By Jeff Zeleny

There were no television cameras trailing President Obama on Friday afternoon as he visited wounded soldiers and family members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

It is a standard practice for the president – the same rule his predecessors followed – when visiting troops injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For nearly two hours, Mr. Obama spent time with 19 soldiers and three families of soldiers in the intensive care unit. He also awarded two Purple Hearts.

The White House said the trip was unrelated to the massacre at Fort Hood, but the afternoon visit certainly drew more notice because of the shootings in Texas.

He did not speak to reporters when he arrived at Walter Reed.

“The president looks at these as generally private affairs,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary.

As early as next week, Mr. Obama is planning to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy, which Mr. Gibbs said “would be scheduled for the convenience of the families that suffered the tragic losses.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/obama-quietly-visits-wounded-troops/
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« Reply #421 on: November 07, 2009, 01:42:03 PM »

George W. Bush Secretly Visits Fort Hood Victims

The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood last night and spent "considerable time" consoling those who were wounded in Thursday's shooting spree, Fox News has learned.

The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News.

The couple was described as "deeply concerned" about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38.

The Bushes, who have a 1,600-acre property known as Prairie Chapel Ranch less than 30 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas, spent between one and two hours visiting the wounded and their families.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/george-w-bush-secretly-visits-fort-hood-victims/

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« Reply #422 on: November 07, 2009, 01:56:24 PM »

Obama Quietly Visits Wounded Troops

By Jeff Zeleny

There were no television cameras trailing President Obama on Friday afternoon as he visited wounded soldiers and family members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

It is a standard practice for the president – the same rule his predecessors followed – when visiting troops injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. For nearly two hours, Mr. Obama spent time with 19 soldiers and three families of soldiers in the intensive care unit. He also awarded two Purple Hearts.

The White House said the trip was unrelated to the massacre at Fort Hood, but the afternoon visit certainly drew more notice because of the shootings in Texas.

He did not speak to reporters when he arrived at Walter Reed.

“The president looks at these as generally private affairs,” said Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary.

As early as next week, Mr. Obama is planning to attend a memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood tragedy, which Mr. Gibbs said “would be scheduled for the convenience of the families that suffered the tragic losses.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/obama-quietly-visits-wounded-troops/


They forgot to add in that New York Times article that it was the FIRST time he has visited Walter Reed and the wounded since he took office.
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« Reply #423 on: November 07, 2009, 01:58:47 PM »

George W. Bush Secretly Visits Fort Hood Victims

The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura secretly visited Fort Hood last night and spent "considerable time" consoling those who were wounded in Thursday's shooting spree, Fox News has learned.

The Bushes entered and departed the sprawling military facility in secret, having told the base commander they did not want press coverage of their visit, a source told Fox News.

The couple was described as "deeply concerned" about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38.

The Bushes, who have a 1,600-acre property known as Prairie Chapel Ranch less than 30 miles from Fort Hood in central Texas, spent between one and two hours visiting the wounded and their families.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/george-w-bush-secretly-visits-fort-hood-victims/



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I didn't like everything W did, but at least he cared for the military during his time in office and evidently still does.
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« Reply #424 on: November 07, 2009, 02:13:51 PM »

http://www.statesman.com/


Flowers are left outside the entrance of Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009.

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« Reply #425 on: November 07, 2009, 02:18:37 PM »

I've edited the subject title to reflect the current number of 13 dead and 38 wounded, per the article Heart just posted:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/george-w-bush-secretly-visits-fort-hood-victims/
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"The couple was described as "deeply concerned" about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38." <snip>

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« Reply #426 on: November 07, 2009, 02:42:21 PM »

I've edited the subject title to reflect the current number of 13 dead and 38 wounded, per the article Heart just posted:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/george-w-bush-secretly-visits-fort-hood-victims/
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"The couple was described as "deeply concerned" about military families on Fort Hood after Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly opened fire on soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and wounding 38." <snip>


Thanks Muffy!  Hope all of yours are safe and sound!
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« Reply #427 on: November 07, 2009, 02:49:54 PM »

Obamas to attend Fort Hood memorial Tuesday

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, will attend a memorial service in Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday for victims of a mass shooting.

The White House announced the trip on Saturday. Obama is scheduled to depart on Wednesday on an Asia tour.

Thirteen people died in the mass shooting Thursday at the sprawling U.S. Army base in Texas. An Army psychiatrist trained to treat war wounded is suspected in the killings.

The suspect, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Muslim born in the United States of immigrant parents, was shot four times by police. He was hospitalized and is in stable condition.

Obama devoted his weekly radio address to the Fort Hood shootings, which he called "a crime against our nation."
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"It is an act of violence that would have been heartbreaking had it occurred anyplace in America. It is a crime that would have horrified us had its victims been Americans of any background. But it's all the more heartbreaking and all the more despicable because of the place where it occurred and the patriots who were its victims," Obama said.

Hasan, 39, had spent years counseling severely wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, many of whom had lost limbs fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

He was transferred to Fort Hood in April and was to have been deployed to Afghanistan, where the U.S. military is engaged in an increasingly bloody war against Taliban and al Qaeda fighters.

(Reporting by Steve Holland, editing by Doina Chiacu)

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« Reply #428 on: November 07, 2009, 02:53:25 PM »

Terrorism or Tragic Shooting? Analysts Divided on Fort Hood Massacre
The shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 38 wounded this week has sparked a debate about whether it was an act of terrorism.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/terrorism-tragic-shooting-analysts-divided-fort-hood-massacre/
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« Reply #429 on: November 07, 2009, 03:02:41 PM »

Muslim leader had troubling talks with suspect


FORT HOOD, Texas – An Army psychiatrist who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood was so conflicted over what to tell fellow soldiers about fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan that a local Islamic leader was deeply troubled by it, the leader said Saturday.

Osman Danquah, co-founder of the Islamic Community of Greater Killeen, said he was disturbed by Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's persistent questioning and recommended the mosque reject Hasan's request to become a lay Muslim leader at the sprawling Army post.

Danquah said Hasan never expressed anger toward the Army or indicated any plans for violence, but during the second of two conversations they had over the summer, Hasan seemed almost incoherent, he said.

"But what if a person gets in and feels that it's just not right?" Danquah recalled Hasan asking him.

"I told him, `There's something wrong with you,'" Danquah told The Associated Press during an interview at Fort Hood on Saturday. "I didn't get the feeling he was talking for himself, but something just didn't seem right."

Authorities accuse Hasan of firing more than 100 rounds Thursday in a soldier processing center at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 29 others in the worst mass shooting on a military facility in the U.S. At the start of the attack, Hasan reportedly jumped up on a desk and shouted "Allahu akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" Hasan, 39, was seriously wounded by police and is being treated in a military hospital.

The military has said Hasan was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, but family members suggested he was trying avoid serving overseas.

Hasan's relatives who live in the Palestinian territories have said they had heard from family members that Hasan felt mistreated in the Army as a Muslim.

"He told (them) that as a Muslim committed to his prayers he was discriminated against and not treated as is fitting for an officer and American," said Mohammed Malik Hasan, 24, a cousin, told the AP from his home on the outskirts of Ramallah, a Palestinian city in the West Bank. "He hired a lawyer to get him a discharge."

The Army major also had previously questioned the U.S. war on terror.

A former classmate has said Hasan was a "vociferous opponent of the war" and "viewed the war against terror" as a "war against Islam." Dr. Val Finnell, who attended a master's in public health program in 2007-2008 at Uniformed Services University with Hasan, said he told classmates he was "a Muslim first and an American second."

"In retrospect, I'm not surprised he did it," Finnell said. "I had real questions about what his priorities were, what his beliefs were."

Danquah said his conversations with Hasan occurred following two religious services sometime before Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that started in late August. He said the soldier, who transferred to Fort Hood from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in July, regularly attended services at the Killeen, Texas, mosque in his uniform.

During his talks with Hasan, Danquah, 61, said he told him that Muslims were fighting each other in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Palestinian territories and that American soldiers with objections to serving overseas had recourse to voice such concerns.

"As a Muslim, you come into a community and the way you integrate normally — I didn't see that kind of integration," he said. Danquah, a retired Army 1st sergeant and Gulf War veteran, did not tell the military about his conversations with Hasan.

"I didn't think it rose to that level of concern," he said, adding that he thought the military "chain of command should have picked it up" if Hasan had issues.

Most of the wounded from Thursday's attack remained hospitalized, many in intensive care. Hasan was transferred Friday to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, about 150 miles southwest of Fort Hood. Army officials late Friday gave no indication of his condition except to say he was "not able to converse."

The bodies of the victims arrived at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Friday night and autopsies were being formed, said Dover spokesman Air Force Maj. Carl Grusnick.

The White House said President Barack Obama would attend a memorial service Tuesday at Fort Hood. Earlier Saturday, Obama said in his radio and Internet address that the training designed to keep U.S. forces safe abroad prevented further deaths and ended the rampage at Fort Hood.

Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, visited wounded soldiers Friday night at the post hospital. On Saturday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry also visited the wounded and said the soldiers he met with were honored to serve their country.

"What I heard time after time in those hospital rooms is they're honored to be able to serve our country," Perry said during a news conference.

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« Reply #430 on: November 07, 2009, 03:24:48 PM »


Flags and crosses to honor those killed during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Investigators on Saturday worked to uncover the motives of a Muslim army doctor suspected of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others in a shooting rampage at a US military base.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, center left, and Dr. W. Roy Smythe, Chief of surgery at Scott & White Hospital approach the podium to address the media, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Temple, Texas. Gov. Perry visited with victims from Thursday's mass shooting at Fort Hood, who are receiving treatment at the hospital.
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« Reply #431 on: November 07, 2009, 03:44:44 PM »

38 wounded

Per CNN:  4 released from the hospital and 2 in intensive care.
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« Reply #432 on: November 07, 2009, 03:46:48 PM »

Hundreds Mourn Fort Hood Shooting Victims

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ―

A chaplain exhorted hundreds of mourners gathered at a candlelight vigil to not give up hope as Fort Hood and its surrounding community looked to each other for comfort after an Army psychiatrist allegedly went on a deadly shooting spree at the military post.

A grief counseling center was set up Friday at the Killeen Community Center to help residents struggling to make sense of one of the worst mass shootings ever on a military facility in the United States. At least 13 people died and more than two dozen were wounded in the attack a day earlier.

The alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, was wounded and taken into custody after a gunfire exchange with two civilian police officers. At least 13 people died and more than two dozen were wounded.

Like other military installations nationwide, the bonds between Fort Hood and the town at its doorstep are tight. Town merchants depend on the soldiers who shop at their stores and eat at their restaurants. Locals show their appreciation and support for the troops, hoisting giant yellow ribbons and raising money for charities benefiting Fort Hood soldiers stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

"Most of our clientele are soldiers, so this affects everyone in the community," said James Carpenter, 34, a tattoo artist at Zombie Ink and a former soldier who had been stationed at Fort Hood before he left the Army in 2003. "Everyone is asking why and saying, `I can't believe he did that."'

Witnesses said Hasan stood on a desk and began firing after walking into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center, where troops who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening. Those who weren't hit by direct fire were struck by rounds ricocheting off the desks and tile floor.

Officials say the gunman was stopped after two civilian police officers arrived on the scene and began a firefight with Hasan, who was hit four times including at least once in the torso.

Most of the shooting survivors remained hospitalized, many in intensive care. Hasan was transferred Friday to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, about 150 miles southwest of Fort Hood. Army officials late Friday gave no indication of his condition except to say he was "not able to converse."

Some who knew Hasan said he may have been struggling with a pending deployment to Afghanistan and faced pressure in his work with distressed soldiers, although authorities still did not have a motive.

Hasan's Palestinian uncle said his nephew loved America and wanted to serve his country.

Rafik Hamad, 64, told the Associated Press in the West Bank town of El-Bireh that Hasan had been harassed by other soldiers because of his Muslim faith but that he was not angry.

"He really wasn't angry ... I felt that he feels sympathy for them because they are ignorant and that's their level of understanding," Hamad said.

Fort Hood spokesman Col. John Rossi said that the assailant fired more than 100 rounds and that his weapons were not military arms, but "privately owned weapons ... purchased locally."

Shock over the shootings persisted into Friday night, when hundreds attended a candlelight vigil in the first formal community gathering since the killings. Earlier in the day, a moment of silence was held at U.S. military installations as a show of respect for the victims, and 13 flag-draped coffins departed from Fort Hood for Dover Air Force Base and the military's mortuary based in Delaware.

At the vigil, husbands wrapped their arms around their wives, babies cried and old men in wheelchairs bowed their heads during the service at a post stadium.

The Army's chief chaplain, Douglas Carver, offered prayers and encouragement to those in attendance.

"Remember to keep breathing. ... Keep going," Carver told the crowd of several hundred, many dressed in fatigues and black berets.

The crowd sang "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" in the bleachers under the stadium lights. After about 20 minutes, the stadium went dark, the only light from camera flashes and surrounding buildings in the distance as candles were passed around the bleachers.

It was a tough night for Maj. Dan Walker, 34, who returned from Kuwait in June, his third deployment overseas.

"I've been to a lot of these in my career," Walker said as he walked through the dark parking lot after the service. "They definitely don't get any easier, and this one is probably one of the toughest ones just because it came so close to home.
"When you go to war, you expect it and understand it," he added. "But this is different. When you come home, you try to relax and live as normal a life as possible. You don't expect this."

Among the victims were Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago, who was pregnant and preparing to return home. Family members said Velez had recently returned from deployment in Iraq and had sought a lifelong career in the Army.

Pfc. Michael Pearson, 21, of the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Ill., quit what he figured was a dead-end furniture company job to join the military about a year ago. Pearson's mother, Sheryll Pearson, said he joined the military because he was eager to serve his country and broaden his horizons.

Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis., joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks and had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden, her mother, Jeri Krueger said. Amy Krueger arrived at Fort Hood on Tuesday and was scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan in December, her mother told the Herald Times Reporter of Manitowoc.

Michael Grant Cahill, a 62-year-old physician assistant, suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and returned to work at the post as a civilian employee after taking just one week off for recovery, said his daughter Keely Vanacker.

Cahill, of Cameron, Texas, helped treat soldiers returning from tours of duty or preparing for deployment. Often, Vanacker said, Cahill would walk young soldiers where they needed to go, just to make sure they got the right treatment.

"He loved his patients, and his patients loved him," said Vanacker, 33, the oldest of Cahill's three adult children. "He just felt his job was important."

http://cbs3.com/topstories/fort.hood.shooting.2.1298126.html
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« Reply #433 on: November 07, 2009, 03:59:29 PM »

2 Wisconsin Soldiers Killed, 4 Hurt In Ft. Hood Rampage

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« Reply #434 on: November 07, 2009, 04:03:36 PM »

Terrorism or Tragic Shooting? Analysts Divided on Fort Hood Massacre
The shooting rampage at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 38 wounded this week has sparked a debate about whether it was an act of terrorism.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/07/terrorism-tragic-shooting-analysts-divided-fort-hood-massacre/

Well I'll say it. It was an act of terrorism and a hate crime. He was a psychiatrist, for Gods sake, not a gun toting infantry man or a humvee or tank operator. He would have been in a rear unit, far from the real fighting. He wouldn't be killing his "brothers" in Afghanistan. Instead he killed his unarmed soldier "brothers" in Fort Hood, Tx. COWARD!!!! TERRORIST!!!
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« Reply #435 on: November 07, 2009, 04:06:21 PM »

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Hasan on camera before chaos

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« Reply #436 on: November 07, 2009, 04:18:02 PM »


Afton Man Injured at Fort Hood


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A 30 year-old Afton man is among the injured at Fort Hood, according to his sister. Matthew Cooke was shot 5 times in the abdomen and is in the Intensive Care Unit at a Temple, Texas hospital, Christina Cooke tells NewsChannel 34. Cooke graduated from Afton Central School in 1998 and enlisted with the Marines. He later transferred to the Army and has completed 2 tours in Iraq. While there, he drove a humvee with medical supplies. At the time of the shooting, Cooke was in the process of receiving medical clearance for a deployment to Afghanistan scheduled for January. His sister says he has significant injuries to multiple organs, but is expected to survive. Matthew Cooke has a wife Sarah, and two sons, 5 year-old Zachary and 1 year-old Gabriel.

http://www.newschannel34.com/content/developingnews/story/Afton-Man-Injured-at-Fort-Hood/VSFgBXPjFU6r2h3FrZyaKQ.cspx

Fort Hood shooting: Local soldier wounded while helping a comrade


A local soldier once voted the shyest person in his high school class was shot trying to help another wounded comrade during the Fort Hood massacre, his father said Friday.

Matthew Cooke, 30, underwent emergency surgery Thursday in a Temple, Texas hospital to repair multiple wounds in his abdomen and back, said his father, Carl Cooke, of Sidney.

"God was with him," said the elder Cooke, who was waiting anxiously by the telephone Friday for updates.

His son was shot at point-blank range while he knelt over another wounded soldier, protecting the soldier from gunfire, his father said.

"He was helping someone else when he got hit," Carl Cooke said.

Carl Cooke will fly to Texas today.

The latest news from Cooke's hospital bed in Texas is that he's awake and alert, said his dad, who has been getting updates from Matthew's wife, Sara.

Doctors induced a coma Thursday night, and Matthew's medical condition was touch-and-go, his father said.

On Friday, his son was doing better, family members in Texas reported. Matthew sustained wounds to his intestines and colon as well as other internal injuries.

Matthew Cooke has been deployed once to Iraq. At that time, he served with the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. He's now with the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood.

Cooke and Sara have a 1-year-old son, Gabriel. Matthew Cooke also has 4-year-old son, Zachary, from a previous marriage, his father said.

"We are grateful for everyone's prayers," Carl Cooke said.

Matthew Cooke transferred to Afton Central High School during his sophomore year and was known mostly as a quiet, shy student, said Afton Superintendent Elizabeth Briggs.

"He was voted the most shy in his class," she said.

Matthew graduated from Afton in 1998. His mother is Diane Frappier of Afton; he has a sister, Christina.

Prior to the transfer to Afton, he went to school in Sidney, where he participated in baseball and basketball. While at Afton, he was part of the building-trades program offered by Delaware-Chenango-Madison-Otsego BOCES.

One of his most influential teachers was building trades instructor Dick Metzger, Briggs said.

Staff Writer Jennifer Micale contributed to this report.

http://www.pressconnects.com/article/20091106/NEWS01/911060395&referrer=FRONTPAGECAROUSEL
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« Reply #437 on: November 07, 2009, 04:20:42 PM »

I just again want to thank Heart. My computer is being a butt today.

 I also want to add. I have the names of 11 of the 13  confirmed dead, and will update that as soon as computer quits being stupid.. BUT I also want to add The pregnant officers baby also died.. so the TOTAL is 14. I can not and will not disreguard that babies life. Her family has stated she was there to get out of the army, that baby was real to her, and SHOULD be counted among the dead!

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« Reply #438 on: November 07, 2009, 04:25:29 PM »

I just again want to thank Heart. My computer is being a butt today.

 I also want to add. I have the names of 11 of the 13  confirmed dead, and will update that as soon as computer quits being stupid.. BUT I also want to add The pregnant officers baby also died.. so the TOTAL is 14. I can not and will not disreguard that babies life. Her family has stated she was there to get out of the army, that baby was real to her, and SHOULD be counted among the dead!



I've changed the subject line in the first post to reflect the additional death, to 14 dead, 38 wounded.
  Please note:  I CAN"T change all of the subject headers of each post in the thread.  I'm sorry, but it won't allow me to do that.  I can change only the subject line in the first post.  I notice there are some changes in the subject threads on some others as I've increased the numbers.  I just tried to modify the subject line in this post and it didn't work.  I'll need to ask Klaas if there's a way to get this to work.  Each and every person that was killed or injured is important and I'd like the subject lines to reflect that, but it's just not working like I wish it would.  Muffy

I can't change anything else without a link that shows the death/injured count.  I misread a post or 2 here, I think.  I need to stay with the official count, with a link.  MB
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Cahill, a 62-year-old physician assistant, suffered a heart attack two weeks ago and returned to work at the base as a civilian employee after taking just one week off for recovery, said his daughter Keely Vanacker.

"He survived that. He was getting back on track, and he gets killed by a gunman," Vanacker said, her words bare with shock and disbelief.

Cahill, of Cameron, Texas, helped treat soldiers returning from tours of duty or preparing for deployment. Often, Vanacker said, Cahill would walk young soldiers where they needed to go, just to make sure they got the right treatment.

"He loved his patients, and his patients loved him," said Vanacker, 33, the oldest of Cahill's three adult children. "He just felt his job was important."

Cahill, who was born in Spokane, Wash., had worked as a civilian contractor at Fort Hood for about four years, after jobs in rural health clinics and at Veterans Affairs hospitals. He and his wife, Joleen, had been married 37 years.

Vanacker described her father as a gregarious man and a voracious reader who could talk for hours about any subject.

The family's typical Thanksgiving dinners ended with board games and long conversations over the table, said Vanacker, whose voice often cracked with emotion as she remembered her father. "Now, who I am going to talk to?"

 an angelic monkeyMajor Major L. Eduardo Caraveo

Caraveo, 52, arrived in the United States in his teens from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, knowing very little English said his son, also named Eduardo Caraveo.

He earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Arizona and worked with bilingual special-needs students at Tucson-area schools before entering private practice.

His son told the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson that Caraveo had arrived at Fort Hood on Wednesday and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Eduardo Caraveo spoke to the newspaper from his mother's Tucson home.

His father's Web site says he offered marriage seminars with a company based in Woodbridge, Va.

 

 an angelic monkeyStaff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow

DeCrow, 32, was helping train soldiers on how to help new veterans with paperwork and had felt safe on the Army post.

"He was on a base," his wife, Marikay DeCrow, said in a telephone interview from the couple's home at Fort Gordon, Ga., where she hoped to be reunited with her husband once he finished his work at Fort Hood. "They should be safe there. They should be safe."

His wife said she wanted everyone to know what a loving man he was. The couple have a 13-year-old daughter, Kylah.

"He was well loved by everyone," she said through sobs. "He was a loving father and husband and he will be missed by all."

DeCrow's father, Daniel DeCrow, of Fulton, Ind., said his son graduated high school in Plymouth, Ind., and married his high school sweetheart that summer before joining the Army. The couple moved near Fort Gordon about five years ago, he said.

About a year ago, his son was stationed in Korea for a year. When he returned to the U.S., the Army moved him to Fort Hood while he waited for a position to open up in Fort Gordon so he could move back with his wife and daughter, Daniel DeCrow said.

DeCrow said he talked to his son last week to ask him how things were going at Fort Hood.

"As usual, the last words out of my mouth to him were that I was proud of him," he said. "That's what I said to him every time - that I loved him and I was proud of what he was doing. I can carry that around in my heart."

 an angelic monkeyCapt. John Gaffaney

Gaffaney, 56, was a psychiatric nurse who worked for San Diego County, Calif., for more than 20 years and had arrived at Fort Hood the day before the shooting to prepare for a deployment to Iraq.

Gaffaney, who was born in Williston, N.D., had served in the Navy and later the California National Guard as a younger man, his family said. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he tried to sign up again for military service. Although the Army Reserves at first declined, he got the call about two years ago asking him to rejoin, said his close friend and co-worker Stephanie Powell.

"He wanted to help the boys in Iraq and Afghanistan deal with the trauma of what they were seeing," Powell said. "He was an honorable man. He just wanted to serve in any way he can."

His family described him as an avid baseball card collector and fan of the San Diego Padres who liked to read military novels and ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Gaffaney supervised a team of six social workers, including Powell, at the county's Adult Protective Services department. Ellen Schmeding, assistant deputy director for the county's Health and Human Services Agency, said Gaffaney was a strong leader.

He is survived by a wife and a son.

 an angelic monkeySpc. Jason Dean Hunt

Hunt, 22, of Frederick, Okla., went into the military after graduating from Tipton High School in 2005 and had gotten married just two months ago, his mother, Gale Hunt, said. He had served 3 1/2 years in the Army, including a stint in Iraq.

Gale Hunt said two uniformed soldiers came to her door late Thursday night to notify her of her son's death.

Hunt, known as J.D., was "just kind of a quiet boy and a good kid, very kind," said Kathy Gray, an administrative assistant at Tipton Schools.

His mother said he was family oriented.

"He didn't go in for hunting or sports," Gale Hunt said. "He was a very quiet boy who enjoyed video games."

He had re-enlisted for six years after serving his initial two-year assignment, she said. Jason Hunt was previously stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

 an angelic monkeySgt. Amy Krueger

Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis., joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks and had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden, her mother, Jeri Krueger said.

Amy Krueger arrived at Fort Hood on Tuesday and was scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan in December, the mother told the Herald Times Reporter of Manitowoc.

Jeri Krueger recalled telling her daughter that she could not take on bin Laden by herself.

"Watch me," her daughter replied.

Kiel High School Principal Dario Talerico told The Associated Press that Krueger graduated from the school in 1998 and had spoken at least once to local elementary school students about her career.

"I just remember that Amy was a very good kid, who like most kids in a small town are just looking for what their next step in life was going to be and she chose the military," Talerico said. "Once she got into the military, she really connected with that kind of lifestyle and was really proud to serve her country."

 an angelic monkeyPfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka

Nemelka, 19, of the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, chose to join the Army instead of going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his uncle Christopher Nemelka said.

"As a person, Aaron was as soft and kind and as gentle as they come, a sweetheart," his uncle said. "What I loved about the kid was his independence of thought."

Aaron Nemelka, the youngest of four children, was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in January, his family said in a statement. Nemelka had enlisted in the Army in October 2008, Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Lisa Olsen said.

 an angelic monkeyPfc. Michael Pearson

Pearson, 21, of the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Ill., quit what he figured was a dead-end furniture company job to join the military about a year ago.

"He felt he was in a rut. He wanted to travel, see the world," his mother, Sheryll Pearson, told the Chicago Tribune. "He also wanted an opportunity to serve the country."

At Pearson's family home Friday, a yellow ribbon was tied to a porch light and a sticker stamped with American flags on the front door read, "United we stand."

Neighbor Jessica Koerber, who was with Pearson's parents when they received word Thursday their son had died, described him as a man who clearly loved his family - someone who enjoyed horsing around with his nieces and nephews, and other times playing his guitar.

"That family lost their gem," she told the AP. "He was a great kid, a great guy. ... Mikey was one of a kind."

Sheryll Pearson said she hadn't seen her son for a year because he had been training. She told the Tribune that when she last talked to him on the phone two days ago, they had discussed how he would come home for Christmas.

 an angelic monkeyRussell Seager

Seager was a nurse practitioner in the primary care area at the VA Medical Center. He was killed at Fort Hood Thursday, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Seager joined the Army Reserve about four years ago and was reportedly looking forward to his deployment to Iraq.

 an angelic monkey  an angelic monkeyFrancheska Velez & 3 month fetus

Velez, 21, of Chicago, was three months pregnant and preparing to return home from a tour of duty in Iraq. She was due home by December to begin her maternity leave.

A friend of Velez's, Sasha Ramos, described her as a fun-loving person who wrote poetry and loved dancing.

"She was like my sister," Ramos, 21, said. "She was the most fun and happy person you could know. She never did anything wrong to anybody."

Family members said Velez had recently returned from deployment in Iraq and had sought a lifelong career in the Army.

"She was a very happy girl and sweet," said her father, Juan Guillermo Velez, his eyes red from crying. "She had the spirit of a child."

Ramos, who also served briefly in the military, couldn't reconcile that her friend was killed in this country - just after leaving a war zone.

"It makes it a lot harder," she said. "This is not something a soldier expects - to have someone in our uniform go start shooting at us."

 an angelic monkeyJuanita Warman

Warman, 55, was a military physician assistant with two daughters and six grandchildren.

Her sister, Margaret Yaggie of Roaring Branch in north-central Pennsylvania, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that her sister attended Pittsburgh Langley High School and put herself through school at the University of Pittsburgh. She said her sister spent most of her career in the military.

 an angelic monkeyPfc. Kham Xiong

Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn., was a father of three whose family had a history of military service.

Xiong's father, Chor Xiong, is a native of Laos who fought the Viet Cong alongside the CIA in 1972; Chor's father, Kham's grandfather, also fought with the CIA; and Kham's brother, Nelson, is a Marine serving in Afghanistan.

"I very mad," Xiong's father said Friday. Through sniffles and tears, he said his son died for "no reason" and he has a hard time believing Kham is gone.

Kham Xiong was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan, and his sister Mee Xiong said the family would be able to understand if he would have died in battle.

"He didn't get to go overseas and do what he's supposed to do, and he's dead ... killed by our own people," Mee Xiong said.

Xiong was one of 11 siblings and came to the U.S. when he was just a toddler. He grew up in California, then moved to Minnesota with the family about 10 years ago, Chor Xiong said.

He was married and had three children ages 4, 2 and 10 months. He and his wife had moved to Texas in July, Chor Xiong said.

Xiong attended Community of Peace Academy, graduating in 2004, said high school principal Tim McGowan.

"His greatest attribute was his ability to make people smile and make people laugh. Looking back, that's the fondest memory I have - is that smile of his and that smile that he brought to my face," McGowan said.

For his father, the death of the little boy who followed his dad everywhere was hard to take. "I don't think he's dead," Chor Xiong said, then whispered, "I don't think he's dead."



NOTE. If I counted these correctly there are 12..so maybe (please GOD,) they ARE counting Francheska's unborn baby.
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