At Fort Hood, Pain, Questions
The Army town of Killeen struggles to understand the tragedy
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 8:30 AM CST
Beverley Clark wipes away tears following a prayer for the victims of a shooting at the Army base Fort Hood as she watches television for updates at the Survivor Outreach Services building in Fort Hood.   (AP Photo/Killeen Daily Herald, Steven Doll)
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(Newser) – An Army community painfully accustomed to death on foreign shores, Killeen's 86,000 residents are struggling to understand this very different kind of tragedy. "I kind of thought after 9/11, it was only a matter of time before there was a terrorist attack here," Sharon Gregory, who lives a few blocks from Fort Hood, tells the Austin American-Statesman. "I almost wish it had been."

 

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