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10 YEARS LATER: Fort Hood shooting

On Thursday, November 5, 2009, former U.S. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire on the base killing 13 and injuring more than 30.
FILE - This file combination image shows handout photos of the victims killed during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. From top left, Michael Grant Cahill, 62, of Cameron, Texas; Maj. Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va.; Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, of Evans, Ga.; Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, of San Diego, Calif.; Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn.; Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, 22, of Frederick, Okla., Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis.; Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah; Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolingbrook, Ill.; Capt. Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis.; Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago; Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, of Havre de Grace, Md.; and Pfc. Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minn. A trial for Nidal Hasan, who is charged in the shooting rampage that left 13 dead and more than 30 others wounded, starts Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (AP Photo, File)

FORT HOOD, Texas — Tuesday, November 5, 2019, marks the 10-year anniversary of the tragic Fort Hood shooting that killed 13 people and left more than 30 wounded.

On Thursday, November 5, 2009, former U.S. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire on the base.

Below are the names of the 13 victims who lost their lives. They are listed from oldest to youngest.


Michael Grant Cahill
Age: 62
Hometown: Spokane, Washington

John P. Gaffaney
Age: 56
Hometown: Serra Mesa, California

Juanita L. Warman
Age: 55
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Libardo Eduardo Caraveo
Age: 52
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia

Russell Gilbert Seager
Age: 51
Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin

Justin Michael DeCrow
Age: 32
Hometown: Plymouth, Indiana

Frederick Greene
Age: 29
Hometown: Mountain City, Tennessee

Amy Sue Krueger
Age: 29
Hometown: Kiel, Wisconsin

Kham See Xiong
Age: 23
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Michael S. Pearson
Age: 22
Hometown: Bolingbrook, Illinois

Jason Dean Hunt
Age: 22
Hometown: Norman, Oklahoma

Francheska Velez (Was pregnant at the time of the massacre)
Age: 21
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Aaron Thomas Nemelka
Age: 19
Hometown: West Jordan, Utah

On August 23, 2013, Hasan was convicted on 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. Five days later, he was sentenced to death by a 13-member military jury, the same jury that convicted him of the crimes. He is one of four death row inmates in the military justice system, according to ArmyTimes.

On Tuesday, October 29, Vice President Mike Pence visited with soldiers, veterans and their families.Topics discussed included the death of ISIS leader Abu Baku al-Baghdadi, America’s commitment to take on terrorist organizations, the 10-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, announcement of new equipment coming to Fort Hood and America’s commitment to its armed forces. 

"And as the nation will pause to remember next week, 10 years ago, on November 5, terror struck at the heart of this base when a former Army psychiatrist opened fire inside the Soldier Readiness Center, claiming the lives of 13 extraordinary Americans," Vice President Pence said. "When I arrived last night, I stopped and paid my respects at the Fort Hood November 5 Memorial. I walked by the columns dedicated — each individual one — to the 13 men and women who fell that day.  And I was deeply moved — moved by the tributes to all of those that were lost.  Like Staff Sergeant Amy Krueger, who was preparing for a tour of duty in Afghanistan before that fateful day. Or Specialist Jason Dean Hunt, who had just gotten married two months before. Or Private Francheska Velez, who had just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq and was expecting her first child. You know, the Bible tells us to mourn with those who mourn, and grieve with those who grieve.  But we do not grieve like the rest who have no hope, for our faith gives us hope and heroes give us hope. And as the 10th anniversary of that terrible day approaches next week, let me say, on behalf of the American people, to the families of our fallen and all you brothers- and sisters-in-arms: The American people are with you, and this nation will never forget or fail to honor the service and sacrifice of our heroes who fell on November 5, 2009. That is my solemn pledge. They and their families will remain in our prayers."

Vice President Mike Pence talks with Soldiers, veterans, and their families at Fort Hood, Texas, on October 29, 2019. Topics discussed are the death of ISIS leader Abu Baku al-Baghdadi, America's commitment to take on terrorist organizations, the 10-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, announcement of new equipment coming to Fort Hood, and America's commitment to it's armed forces.