Prayers to those at Fort Hood TEXAS

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  1. gottalovemychickens

    gottalovemychickens SaveAChickenRideACowboy

    cant believe this

    FORT HOOD, Texas – A soldier opened fire at a U.S. Army base in Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday, unleashing a stream of gunfire that left 12 people dead and 31 wounded. Authorities killed the gunman, and apprehended two other soldiers suspected in the attack.
    The shooting began around 1:30 p.m., Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said at a news conference. He said all the casualties took place at the base's Soldier Readiness Center, where soldiers who are about to be deployed or who are returning undergo medical screening.
    "It's a terrible tragedy. It's stunning," Cone said.
    Little was known about the three soldiers suspected of taking part in the attack. The soldier used two handguns, Cone said. It was not clear if the gunman had stopped to reload.
    A graduation ceremony for soldiers who finished college courses while deployed was going on in an auditorium at the Readiness Center at the time of the shooting, said Sgt. Rebekah Lampam, a Fort Hood spokeswoman.
    Greg Schanepp, U.S. Rep. John Carter's regional director in Texas, was representing Carter at the graduation, said John Stone, a spokesman for Carter, whose district includes the Army post.
    Schanepp was at the ceremony when a soldier who had been shot in the back came running toward him and alerted him of the shooting, Stone said. The soldier told Schanepp not to go in the direction of the shooter, he said. Stone said he believes Schanepp was in the theater.
    The base was locked down after the shootings. The wounded were dispersed among hospitals in central Texas, Cone said.
    In Washington, President Barack Obama called the shooting "a horrific outburst of violence." He said it's a tragedy to lose a soldier overseas and even more horrifying when they come under fire at an Army base on American soil.
    "We will make sure that we get answers to every single question about this horrible incident," the commander in chief said. "We are going to stay on this."
    Covering 339 square miles, Fort Hood is the largest active duty armored post in the United States. Home to about 52,000 troops as of earlier this year, the sprawling base is located halfway between Austin and Waco.
    Around the country, some bases stepped up security precautions, but no others were locked down.
    Fort Hood officially opened on Sept. 18, 1942, and was named in honor of Gen. John Bell Hood. It has been continuously used for armored training and is charged with maintaining readiness for combat missions.

    I know there is another thread going around about this , but this is for the families that may have family at Fort Hood and for all of us to come together . This is Terrible
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
  3. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    I just can't believe this. What is this world coming to??????? Prayers for all the family and friends of those who have lost their lives today so very tragically. [​IMG]
  4. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with the President, to lose someone in a war is horrific enough, but for it to happen on home turf is just absolute tragedy. I hope they find out what caused this, and that the wounded recover. . . such a sad thing to happen.
  5. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    I have been sayiong prayers for all of them. This is hard. My husband is retired Army and we know lots of soldiers still in the Army.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    My mother called me and told me about this. My baby cousin JUST deployed out from there... [​IMG]
    I am still in shock over this. I just cant believe it. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    Prayers have been sent and will continue to be sent their way! [​IMG]
  8. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    that is so sad [​IMG]

    have they found out anything about the person who did it?
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  10. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    We got a bunch of phone calls last night, from friends and family, making sure my DH wasn't there. He wasn't, thank God. Prayers to all the families and people who were.

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