Friday, November 5, 2010

Ft Hood: Always remembered

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman


Pvt. Francheska Velez

Sgt. Amy Krueger

Pfc. Michael Pearson

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.)

Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo

Capt. John Gaffaney

Staff Sergeant Justin DeCrow

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt

Spc. Frederick Greene

Spc. Kham Xiong

Capt. Russell Seager

To revisit these heroes, and read of their lives and loves, go here and here. I also wrote of the troops that were injured on 5th November, 2009. Go here to read about them. For a great piece on the first responders at Ft Hood that terrible day - who saved lives - go here.

ALWAYS remembered AND honoured.


Today at Ft. Hood

Victims Remembered 1 Year after Fort Hood Massacre

Published : Friday, 05 Nov 2010, 3:54 PM CDT

By ANGELA K. BROWN | Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas - Family members of the 13 people killed one year ago during a shooting rampage at Fort Hood kneeled, cried and ran their hands across their loved one's names etched in a 6-foot-tall granite memorial unveiled Friday at the Texas Army post.

Many families of the 12 soldiers and one civilian who died on Nov. 5, 2009, met each other for the first time at the anniversary memorial, hugging and weeping together.

"It was so emotional to be with the other families and to remember and honor our loved ones we lost on this day," said Leila Hunt Willingham, whose brother, Spc. Jason Dean "J.D." Hunt, was killed....

Find more here. And another news report:

One Year After Shooting, Fort Hood Still Healing

By John Jessup
CBN News Washington Correspondent
Friday, November 05, 2010


Friday marks 365 days of healing when the community commemorates and honors the service and sacrifice of the victims. Those who lost loved ones that day, said not a day goes by where they don't think about the lives that were tragically cut short.

"The first three months, I don't even remember hardly," said Leila Hunt-Willingham, sister of one of the victims. "I was a zombie. I didn't get out of bed. I didn't shower often. I couldn't think clearly. And I'll be honest, I just felt like I wanted to go be with my brother. I couldn't bear the pain of thinking about what happened to him."

Dozens of families are expected to attend this weekend's events, which include the private awards ceremony to honor those who went above and beyond the call of duty. Also, a one-hour remembrance service will be held at Cameron Field, where flags will be lowered at half staff -- to be followed by Saturday's inaugural Run to Remember and a concert.

Organizers said all of these events are designed to find a way to bring something uplifting and positive out of such a tragic event....(here)

1 comment:

Leila said...

God bless you for your continued love and support.