Killeen and Ft. Hood are not all that far from Austin.
My evening ran long, and so I wasn't going to post at all this evening, but before turning in, I wanted to join in with so many others who are shocked and stunned by the events at Ft. Hood today.
Details are sketchy as they always are in the first 24 hours of any such incident. I've not been watching much but the local news, trying to avoid what will surely be knee-jerk and uninformed reactions to the situation, which does the victims no honor.
I am positive that the soldiers of Ft. Hood and all military installations will take this day with the same resolution with which they face challenges abroad.
If you read this site, you will know I'm no jingoist, but like most people who love their country, I salute the women and men of the armed forces, and find it all the greater tragedy that any of them would be attacked by one of their own, and one they should have felt theyc ould trust over all.
May the US military pick up the pieces, learn what you can from an act of senseless violence, and continue on.
From the AP wire and Austin American Statesman.