October 17th, 2010
04:26 PM ET

At Fort Hood: sounds of war, memories of a massacre

The distant rumble of big guns on Fort Hood's artillery range rattles the ceiling tiles in the small military courtroom.

But the sounds of war training don't interrupt the intensity inside the military hearing as dozens of witnesses here recall that day last November when 13 people were shot to death and 32 wounded on the base in central Texas.

Training with Paladin howitzers is part of everyday life at Fort Hood, the country's largest Army base. Most of the shooting victims were preparing to ship out to the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

But nothing prepared them for what happened to them at home - dodging bullets as a gunman cut down their buddies.


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  1. kirk merrifield

    @ Gen.dr.bad, your boy is not going to complain about being cold long, hes got a date with some virgins? Doubtful gen. His days are numbered, then he will see who god really is. Maybe he will send you a post card , it could say, wish you were here. That would make two of us. Your anti ameican trash talking old man, your boys going to die, and there is not a phuking thing YOU can do about it a.shole.

    October 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leemsquirm

    looks like they weren't as tough as they thought they were. little dead cowards!

    October 19, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  3. leemsquirm

    murderers getting killed before they can invade foreign lands and do their dirty deeds... I love it.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  4. Geoff

    You sir are a moron

    October 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Don

    So with your mindset, Major (SHOOTER) is the enemy actually. And as the enemy he should be treated as such. Therefore he should be stripped of his uniform and taken from Ft Hood and taken to Gitmo tomorrow. He is a terrorist in our midst. He made his way into our ranks and killed our Soldiers. Why did he have things in his possesion that said Soldier of Allah? I think every thing he did was motivated by terror, plain and simple. If you support him you should go with him and enjoy the ride.

    October 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JD

    Strange how only the cult of Islam sees it that way, not the rest of the world.

    October 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Not Texan

    So, it's just Texans you have a problem with? Boy that's a relief. I almost felt threatened there for a minute.

    October 17, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hey MGDB

    Listen, did you post your comment enough times? I don't think you did. Maybe a couple of more times would do it. Anyone at CNN awake and seeing this?

    October 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
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