Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman
Pvt. Francheska Velez
Sgt. Amy Krueger
Pfc. Michael Pearson
Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.)
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)