Fort Hood Unit To Deploy Despite Losing Soldiers

A unit that lost several soldiers during the shooting rampage at Fort Hood last month is set to deploy to Afghanistan.

The Madison, Wis.-based 467th Medical Detachment is scheduled to leave early Friday. Three of its soldiers were killed in the Nov. 5 shooting at the sprawling Texas post.

Members of the Army Reserve combat stress unit say they never wavered in their determination to serve. Several soldiers from across the country volunteered to fill the void after the shootings.

Charges against the accused gunman, Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan, include 13 counts of premeditated murder.

He had been set to deploy with the unit before the shootings. Army officials have not said whether he knew or was targeting anyone in the unit.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Dec 5, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Each and every one of you hold a special place in my heart.Please be careful and return home soon.Goldsboro,N.C.loves each of you.
  • by Laura Location: NC on Dec 4, 2009 at 06:49 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with these soldiers and their families. I pray that every single one of them make it back more healthy then when they left. Peace and Love to every one of our soldiers and their families.

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