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Ft. Hood victim was one of our counselors called up

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by WriterofWords, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    We just got the news that one of the deaths at Ft. Hood was one of our counselors from Gadsden High School, please keep his family in your prayers. The student that we lost during the same period in Iraq was one of his former students too. He was from Juarez originally and had been with our district for quite awhile before being called up to serve.
    Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia

    Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, 52, arrived in the United States from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico in the mid-1970s, when he was a teenager, his son, Eduardo Caraveo told the Arizona Daily Star.

    He knew little English then, the younger Caraveo told the newspaper. By 1986, Caraveo, the first in his family to attend college, according to the newspaper, had earned his Ph.D. in psychology, his son said.

    Caraveo worked with bilingual special-needs students in Arizona before he entered private practice, the newspaper reported, citing the slain man's son.

    He then took positions in several locations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the newspaper reported. He had worked for the bureau since the early 1990s.

    Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement Saturday saying that Caraveo was a Bureau of Prisons psychologist. "My thoughts and deepest sympathies" are with his family, Holder said.

    His son told the newspaper that his father was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan with a Wisconsin-based combat-stress-control unit, the Arizona Daily Star said.

    The newspaper said he had been in the Army National Guard for nearly a decade.

    Caraveo was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment, Madison, Wisconsin.
     
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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    We will certainly include the family in our thoughts and prayers.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Thank you so much, it's greatly appreciated.
     
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Saying prayers for both families. [​IMG]
     
  5. Eggs4Sale

    Eggs4Sale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2009
    God bless our soldiers.....
     
  6. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a web site I found for making donations to the families affected by the Ft. Hood shootings.

    American Association of the U.S. Army, Ft. Hood Chapter: http://www.forthoodausa.org/

    Also:

    Fort
    Hood Chaplain's Fund

    Checks can be mailed to:
    Chaplain's Fund Office
    Bldg 44, 761st Tank Battalion Avenue
    Fort Hood, TX 76544-5000

    Checks should be made payable to "CTOF" (Chapel's Tithes and Offerings Fund) with a note on the memo line stating "Nov. 5 Tragedy."

    Fort Hood Fisher House

    Fisher House <>
    Bldg 36015
    Fisher Lane
    Ft Hood Texas 76544
    Call (254) 286-7927 or (254)286-7929 for more information.

    Local Chapter - American Red Cross

    Killeen Red Cross
    208 W. Ave. A,
    Killeen, Texas 76541
    Phone (254) 200-4400 or visit their website: www.waco.redcross.org <> here <> .

    USO Fort Hood
    USO Fort Hood
    Building # 1871, 50th St.
    Fort Hood, Texas, 76544
    Phone: (254) 768-2771 or visit their website

    Apparently there are a number of scam charities using the Ft. Hood tragedy to solicit donations, so be discerning...
     

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