We know their names because of the way they died. But those who knew Timothy Owens, Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez and Danny Ferguson are remembering how they lived. AC360 paused to honor them and those who were injured.
It's any wife's worst nightmare, hearing about a shooting and learning your husband has been hit. Renee Westbrook's husband, Sergeant John Westbrook, was shot three times during the Fort Hood attack. Renee describes the moment she learned her husband was hurt. She also talks about his recovery and the memories he shared of the tragedy.
It is still too soon to know why Ivan Lopez opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood on Wednesday. It's possible we will never find out. But we are learning new information about the Fort Hood shooter, and what was going on in his life before the rampage took the lives of three people and wounded 16 others. Pamela Brown has the latest.
Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez served in the Iraq War, but his records show he was not directly involved in combat. Lopez was being treated for depression and anxiety. He was in the process of being evaluated for post-traumatic stress disorder. John Berman discussed this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and military analyst Major General James 'Spider' Marks.
Ivan Lopez took three lives before taking his own. He also wounded 16 others. Some of them were rushed to Scott and White Memorial Hospital. Dr. Matthew Davis is the Director of Trauma there, and he treated some of the shooting victims. Dr. Davis also treated the victims after the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. He spoke to John Berman about his team's response to the shooting.
Ed Lavandera has more information on the surviving Fort Hood victims.
Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford was repeatedly shot by Major Nidal Hasan during the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood. Hours after another shooting at the same base, he recounts those events for Wolf Blitzer. He also says "instead of pointing fingers, the first act we need to do is embrace the families."
The shooting at Fort Hood happened at around 4:30 in the afternoon. For many of the soldiers stationed there, that's the time they are finishing up training and heading home to their families. Retired Major General James "Spider" Marks spent years living at Fort Hood. He describes what the base is like at that time of day and says "the strength of our military is not just in our soldiers… it's in those amazing families."
Major General James "Spider" Marks had more poignant remarks about the Fort Hood Families.
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