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Widow remembers 2009 Fort Hood shootings

Widow remembers 2009 Fort Hood shootings Click to Enlarge Photo: Lorenzo Herrera, Photos.com

Apr 4, 2014 at 5:58 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman who lost her husband in the 2009 Fort Hood shootings says she can empathize with the families of the three killed this week at the same post.

Shoua Her's husband, Private First Class Kham Xiong was among 13 killed at the Texas military base in November 2009.

Her lives in North St. Paul. She says the military isn't doing its job to increase security on base. She also says war veterans may need more mental health help.

Authorities say the soldier who killed three people Wednesday, Specialist Ivan Lopez, may have argued with another service member before the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed. Lopez later shot himself in the head.

Last fall, military jurors sentenced Major Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shootings.

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