Fear of Deployment Gone Wrong at Ft. Hood
I was very saddened to hear about what happened at Ft. Hood yesterday.
For those of you who don’t know, Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army Psychiatrist, went on a shooting rampage, killing 12 and injuring 31 people. The shootings took place at the Soldiers Readiness Processing Center (where soldiers go to do final checks before deployments).
It was first reported that Maj. Hasan was dead, but now, it has been revealed that Maj. Hasan is wounded, but alive in stable condition.
Sources report that Maj. Hasan was very upset and fearful about an upcoming deployment that he was scheduled for.
This story really hits home for me as a military spouse. Deployments can be dangerous and some people never come back the same.
I’m sure Maj. Hasan heard more than his share of deployment horror stories as a Psychiatrist. However, that does not justify killing and injuring dozens of people.
Please join with me in sending up prayers for the Ft. Hood community. Pray that God will give peace and comfort to those that lost loved ones on American soil at the hands of one of their own. Pray for a speedy recovery for those injured. Pray for those that were there and saw the horror of everything that went on firsthand.
Do you think this situation will cause the military to reevaluate deployments and the strain it causes on our troops and their families?