Remembering Victims Of Fort Hood Shooter
ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:
Last night, military personnel fanned out across the country to tell families about loved ones who were murdered.
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
In Kiel, Wis., they arrived at 2 in the morning at the home of the Kruegers. Twenty-nine-year-old Sgt. Amy Krueger is among the dead. Her mother, Jeri Krueger(ph), told local media that Amy had enlisted soon after 9/11. She said she told Amy she couldn't take on bin Laden by herself. Her straight-talking daughter replied, watch me.
SIEGEL: Aaron Nemelka was a 19-year-old from West Jordan, Utah. As a child, he was a Cub Scout. Then he became a Boy Scout and an Eagle Scout. He joined the military just over a year ago. His uncle told local media that Nemelka said he was convinced that the Army was a good route to take in his life.
NORRIS: Francheska Velez was 21. She had just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. She was due to be temporarily released from the military in a few weeks because she was pregnant.
SIEGEL: And 23-year-old Kham Xiong was from St. Paul, Minn. His wife says, yesterday he was waiting in line for a physical. She had just texted him to come home for lunch and he replied no, I'll stay. It's almost my turn.
NORRIS: These are just some of the 13 victims of yesterday's attack at Fort Hood, Texas. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
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