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In the wake of tragedy, some Fort Hood soldiers prepare for deployment

Just weeks after Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly went on a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and 37 others wounded, some battalions must start looking ahead to an impending deployment to Afghanistan.

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As deployment nears, nerves fray
Article | Even before the shootings at this sprawling military post, Pfc. Nicolas Woodworth was wary of shipping out for Afghanistan in early January. As a combat engineer, he is supposed to serve on a route-clearance team, creeping down Afghan roads at 5 mph looking for bombs.
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Through hours of wrenching testimony, Ft. Hood psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan shows no emotion
Article | FORT HOOD, TEX. - Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sits in a wheelchair every day and listens while, one by one, the wounded and traumatized offer their accounts of 10 minutes of terror. Some bow their heads and weep. Some glower.
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Fort Hood marks massacre anniversary
Article | Until Friday, there was only one outward symbol at Fort Hood of the chaos and carnage that erupted there on Nov. 5, 2009. The wreaths of ribbons and flowers hung on a fence surrounding Building 42003 at the massive Army post in Texas. They were placed there by a wife who became a widow that day.

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