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Three Soldiers Crosses for those killed in last week's Fort Hood shooting, from left, Sgt. Danny Ferguson of Mulberry, Fla., Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez, of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and Sgt. Timothy Owens of Effingham, Ill, are set on the stage before a memorial service where President Barack Obama with speak, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Nation Draws Strength From Fort Hood



FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama says the nation is drawing strength from relatives of the victims of the fatal shootings last week at Fort Hood.

He says the tragedy tears at wounds that are still raw from a deadly mass shooting on the sprawling Army post five years ago.
  
Obama told relatives of the victims that he's there to honor their loved ones and offer whatever comfort he can.
  
Officials say Spc. Ivan Lopez fatally shot three soldiers and wounded 16 others before killing himself a week ago at the Texas military base.

Though not mentioned by name, Major Patrick Miller of Allegany was among soldiers praised for helping others get to safety and call 911 while wounded themselves.
  
In 2009, another soldier killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the Army post.
 

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Topics : Disaster_Accident
Locations : Fort HoodTexas
People : Barack ObamaIvan Lopez
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