Stories of thekilled at Fort Hood

Stories of the 13 killed at Fort Hood

, 62, of Cameron, Texas. Cahill was a physician assistant and civilian employee who had returned to work the previous week after suffering a heart attack two weeks earlier. Born in Spokane, Wash., he helped treat soldiers returning from tours of duty or preparing for deployment. He and his wife had been married 37 years.

Maj. , 52, of Woodbridge, Va. Originally from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, he had a doctorate in psychology from the and worked with bilingual specialneeds students at Tucsonarea schools before entering private practice. He had just arrived at Fort Hood and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. He was a father of three.

Staff Sgt. , 32, from Evans, Ga. He was helping train soldiers on how to help new veterans with paperwork. He had arrived at Fort Hood in September 2009 after being stationed for a year in Korea. Married and father of a teenage daughter, he was first stationed at Fort Gordon, Ga., where his wife had hoped he would return when a posting there became open.

Capt. , 56, from San Diego County, Calif. Gaffaney was a psychiatric nurse for more than 20 years and had arrived at Fort Hood the day before the shooting to prepare for a deployment to Iraq. Married and father to a son, he supervised a team of six social workers at San Diego Countys .

Spc. , 29, of Mountain City, Tenn. Known as Freddie, he was a combat engineer based at Fort Hood and preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. He was married with two daughters. His family said he exemplified the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage.

Spc. , 22, of Frederick, Okla. He served 3 years in the Army including a stint in Iraq. He had reenlisted in the Army for six years after serving his initial twoyear assignment and previously was stationed at Fort Stewart, Ga.

Sgt. , 29, of Kiel, Wis. She joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks, had arrived at Fort Hood two days before the shootings and was set for deployment to Afghanistan in December 2009. Her mother said she had vowed to take on . Her family described her as highly competitive in sports and with a smile that would light up any room.

Pfc. , 19, of West Jordan, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He joined the Army instead of going on a mission for The day Saints, according to an uncle. He was the youngest of four children in his family and was to be deployed to Afghanistan in January 2010.

Pfc. , 22, Bolingbrook, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. He quit what he believed was a deadend furniture company job to join the military about a year earlier. His mother said she spoke with him two days before the shooting and they talked about how he would be home for Christmas the following month. She hadnt seen him for a year while he was in training.

Capt. , 51, of Racine, Wis. Seager joined the Army a few years earlier to help veterans returning to civilian life. Hed worked with soldiers at the in Milwaukee who were suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder and also taught classes at Bryant Stratton College in Milwaukee. Married and with a son, he was at Fort Hood for training in advance of a December deployment to Afghanistan.

Lt. Col. , 55, of Havre De Grace, Md. Warman was a military physician assistant with two daughters and six grandchildren. She had volunteered with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, a reintegration program for Maryland National Guard soldiers returning from deployment overseas, providing mental health counseling and helping develop a program about the myths and realities of posttraumatic stress disorder. She was preparing for deployment to Iraq.

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