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 |
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