October 13th, 2010
04:29 PM ET

Fort Hood hearing: Soldier recalls blood, smell of sulfur

Testifying Wednesday afternoon, Spc. Amber Barr described how she and her buddies ran for their lives when the shooting began.

"I saw there was blood. I smelled sulfur in the air and I realized it was not a drill," she said.

"It was absolute chaos," she continued. "People just trying to shield themselves from the gunshots."

Barr said she and others managed to get outside and she helped half-carry, half-drag a friend to a nearby pick-up truck which took them and others to the Fort Hood hospital. It was only then, when she tried to sit down, she realized she herself had been shot in the lower back, she said.

Spc. Matthew Cooke told the hearing he was shot four times but was so charged up on adrenaline he didn't realize he had been wounded. He still carries bullet fragments in his body.

The military is holding an evidentiary hearing into the case of  Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is accused of the Fort Hood shootings last November that left 13 people dead and dozens wounded.

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  1. ARNOLD CARL TAPP

    PLEASE ALLOW ME TO CARRY OUT HIS NON LETHAL SENTENCE . HE WOULD BE SPRAYED WITH THE
    BLOOD, URINE, AND FECES OF PIGS , AND THE HAPPY EVENT WOULD BE TELEVISED TO THE WORLD .
    THE WARNING SHOULD BE THAT ALL MUSLIM TERRORISTS WOULD GET THE SAME TREATMENT,
    WHETHER ALIVE OR DEAD . THE REMAINS WOULD BE THROWN INTO A PIT AND COVERED WITH THE
    GUTS AND FECES OF SLAUGHTERED PIGS . " DO NOT PASS GO ( to allah) , DO NOT GET THE VIRGINS ,
    GO BACK TO HELL FROM WHENCE YOU CAME " .

    October 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Xugos

      That would do more to alienate your average good American Muslim than intimidate terrorists, moron. Seriously, use logic before you post.

      October 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. steve frazier

    Read last article.

    October 13, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. kirk merrifield

    he will get his. Dr.bad...where is allah getting all those virgins? Hope hes not giving out used ones, that would really suck. Ha Ha you stupid pigs wipe your a.s.s with one hand and eat with the other. You will not win all you do is bring us together. Die soon old man the world is better without you

    October 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. okay

    DR.GONAD FORGOT TO TAKE HIS MEDS AGAIN !

    October 14, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Dezertgal

    What is wrong with people?

    October 14, 2010 at 1:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. abbazia appartamento

    I don't know when will the world will be free of this gun shots, blood,cry,chaos,etc....,

    October 14, 2010 at 5:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. kirk

    this man wasa trained shrink, he should have retired but was more worried about revenge, no wonder dr. Evil defends him. There are always other options . Stop wasting my tax dollars and kill the fool

    October 14, 2010 at 7:23 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. brian

    We need IRONMAN

    October 14, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse | Reply

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