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Do you think that Fort Hood could have been prevented?


Fort Hood releases names of casualties

Nov 7, 2009

By III Corps & Fort Hood Public Affairs Office

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood announced today the death of twelve (12) Soldiers and one (1) civilian employee.

The following Soldiers and a civilian employee died Nov. 5 on Fort Hood of wounds suffered from small arms fire.

Lt. Col. Juanita L. Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Md. She was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.

Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va. He was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment, Madison, Wis.

Capt. John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego, Calif. He was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.

Capt. Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis. He was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

Staff Sgt. Justin Decrow, 32, of Plymouth, Ind. He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:31 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • It may have been preventable at Ft. Hood, but had they discharged him he may have done it somewhere else. If his main goal was to kill people, just kicking him out of the military may not have stopped him from killing. As far as I have heard (through news sources), he didn't actually do anything that broke the law. Had he been discharged and still was intent on killing, he may have done it at a mall, a school, a hospital, etc. Who can really know such a thing?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:40 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis. She was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.

    Spc. Jason Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Okla. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Pfc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn. He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolinbrook, Ill. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

    cont....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Pfc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago, Ill. She was assigned to the 15th Combat Support Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas.

    Chief Warrant Officer, retired, Michael Cahill of Cameron, Texas. He was a civilian employee on Fort Hood.

    The circumstances surrounding the incident are under investigation.

    For more information, media may contact the III Corps & Fort Hood Public Affairs Office. Contact Christopher J. Haug, Chief, Media Relations, or Tyler Broadway. Phone (254) 287-9993/0106.

    http://www.army.mil
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:32 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Yes, there seem to have been complaints filed about this person and he openly expressed his inner demons.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • yes
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:34 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Muslims in the military constitute an important asset. Translators are needed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:39 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • It may have been preventable at Ft. Hood, but had they discharged him he may have done it somewhere else. If his main goal was to kill people, just kicking him out of the military may not have stopped him from killing.


    I agree. But I also think this ordeal may bring about the lack in communication between the Army and the FBI.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:46 PM on Nov. 9, 2009


  • Could it be prevented? I don't know
    Some speculate that he was under the influence. Supposedly he was self-medicating. I've heard of people committing suicide after taking psychiatry medication.
    If he was so miserable why not end his own life without having to kill innocent people. I hope that after the investigation it is concluded what drove him to kill so many people.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • I think this guy was a walking red flag. Not because of his muslim affiliation. He had a questionable past form his previous duty station and the army SHOULD have taken steps to ensure he was booted out or received appropriate counseling. Instead, because he was in a high demand job (trauma psychiatrist), they viewed him as a body to fill a high demand job and turned the other cheek. He needed his own psych eval. Someone should have intervened. Whether it would have stopped him from doing it elsewhere, it sounds like his problems were ignored for the needs of the Army.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

  • Yes, I do think so.
    Jguevara

    Answer by Jguevara at 2:58 PM on Nov. 9, 2009

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