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Shooting Survivor: Hasan Yelled “Allahu Akbar” And Then Opened Fire
KWTX ^ | 10-13-2010 | KWTX reporter

Posted on 10/13/2010 8:53:24 AM PDT by evets

FORT HOOD (October 13, 2010)—Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, based at Fort Bragg, N.C., who survived the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, testified Wednesday accused gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan “yelled 'Allāhu Akbar' before he reached under his blouse pulled out his weapons, and started firing.”

Lunsford was shot in the head during the rampage at the post’s Soldier Readiness Center that left 13 dead.

He identified Hasan as the gunman.

The hearing will determine whether the Army psychiatrist stands trial for the deadly Nov. 5, 2009 shooting.

Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the worst mass shooting at an American military base.

Col. James L. Pohl, the military judge presiding over the hearing as its investigating officer, made no mention of the defense request to delay to the hearing until Nov. 8 as the hearing resumed Wednesday.

The hearing was recessed Tuesday after the defense sought another delay in the start of the hearing.

Before the recess Tuesday morning, a military officer denied a defense request to close the hearing.

Dozens of witnesses are expected to provide eyewitness accounts of the terrifying attack over the next few weeks.

Hasan was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with two Fort Hood police officers that left him paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair.


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KEYWORDS: 14dead; feedhiscarcasstopigs; forthood; islamobeast; majhasan; nidalhasan
FORT HOOD'S DEAD

Mike Cahill, Cameron

Mike Cahill, 62, of Cameron was among the 13 people killed in a shooting rampage Thursday at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood. , Cahill, a civilian physician’s assistant, helped treat soldiers returning from tours of duty or preparing for deployment. Often, his daughter Keely Vanacker said, Cahill would walk young soldiers where they needed to go, just to make sure they got the right treatment. "He loved his patients, and his patients loved him," said Vanacker, 33, the oldest of Cahill's three adult children. "He just felt his job was important." Cahill, who was born in Spokane, Wash., had worked as a civilian contractor at Fort Hood for about four years, after jobs in rural health clinics and at Veterans Affairs hospitals. He and his wife, Joleen, had been married 37 years. Vanacker described her father as a gregarious man and a voracious reader who could talk for hours about any subject. The family's typical Thanksgiving dinners ended with board games and long conversations over the table, said Vanacker, whose voice often cracked with emotion as she remembered her father. "Now, who I am going to talk to?"




Major L. Eduardo Caraveo, Virginia

Major L. Eduardo Caraveo, 52, arrived in the United States in his teens from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, knowing very little English said his son, who’s also named Eduardo Caraveo. He earned his doctorate in psychology from the University of Arizona and worked with bilingual special-needs students at Tucson-area schools before entering private practice. His son told the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson that Caraveo arrived at Fort Hood on Wednesday and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Eduardo Caraveo spoke to the newspaper from his mother's Tucson home. His father's Web site says he offered marriage seminars with a company based in Woodbridge, Va. He was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment, Madison, Wis.




Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, Georgia

Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow, 32, was helping train soldiers on how to help new veterans with paperwork and had felt safe on the Army post. "He was on a base," his wife, Marikay DeCrow, said in a telephone interview from the couple's home at Fort Gordon, Ga., where she hoped to be reunited with her husband once he finished his work at Fort Hood. "They should be safe there. They should be safe." His wife said she wanted everyone to know what a loving man he was. The DeCrows have a 13-year-old daughter, Kylah. "He was well loved by everyone," she said through sobs. "He was a loving father and husband and he will be missed by all." DeCrow's father, Daniel DeCrow, of Fulton, Ind., said his son graduated high school in Plymouth, Ind., and married his high school sweetheart that summer before joining the Army. The couple moved near Fort Gordon about five years ago, he said. About a year ago, his son was stationed in Korea for a year. When he returned to the U.S., the Army moved him to Fort Hood while he waited for a position to open up in Fort Gordon so he could move back with his wife and daughter, Daniel DeCrow said. DeCrow said he talked to his son last week to ask him how things were going at Fort Hood. "As usual, the last words out of my mouth to him were that I was proud of him," he said. "That's what I said to him every time - that I loved him and I was proud of what he was doing. I can carry that around in my heart." He was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood.




Capt. John Gaffaney, California

Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, was a psychiatric nurse who worked for San Diego County, Calif., for more than 20 years and had arrived at Fort Hood the day before the shooting to prepare for a deployment to Iraq. Gaffaney, who was born in Williston, N.D., had served in the Navy and later the California National Guard as a younger man, his family said. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he tried to sign up again for military service. Although the Army Reserves at first declined, he got the call about two years ago asking him to rejoin, said his close friend and co-worker Stephanie Powell. "He wanted to help the boys in Iraq and Afghanistan deal with the trauma of what they were seeing," Powell said. "He was an honorable man. He just wanted to serve in any way he can." His family described him as an avid baseball card collector and fan of the San Diego Padres who liked to read military novels and ride his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Gaffaney supervised a team of six social workers, including Powell, at the county's Adult Protective Services department. Ellen Schmeding, assistant deputy director for the county's Health and Human Services Agency, said Gaffaney was a strong leader. He is survived by a wife and a son. He was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.




Spc. Frederick Greene, Tennessee

Spc. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tenn., was assigned to the 16th Signal Company, Fort Hood, Texas. He went by the nickname "Freddie" and was active at Baker's Gap Baptist Church while he was growing up, said Glenn Arney, the church's former superintendent and a former co-worker of Greene's.








Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, Oklahoma

Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, 22, was among the 13 people killed Thursday at Fort Hood, family members in Oklahoma said. Gale Hunt of Frederick said Friday two uniformed soldiers came to her door at 11:30 p.m. Thursday to notify her of the death of her son. She said her son joined the military after graduation from Tipton High School, and had served three and a-half years, including a stint in Iraq. He was married two months ago. He was previously stationed at Fort Stewart in Georgia. She described him as family-oriented and quiet and said he enjoyed video games. He was assigned to the 1st Brigade,
Fort Hood.




Sgt. Amy Krueger, Wisconsin

Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis., joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks and had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden. Her mother, Jeri Krueger, says Amy Krueger had arrived at Fort Hood on Tuesday. She told the Herald Times Reporter of Manitowoc, Wis., that her daughter was scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan in December. Jeri Krueger recalls telling her daughter that she could not take on bin Laden by herself. The mother recalls her daughter's response: "Watch me." Kiel High School Principal Dario Talerico told The Associated Press that Krueger graduated from the school in 1998 and had spoken at least once to local elementary school students about her career. Talerico says he remembers Amy Krueger as "a very good kid, who like most kids in a small town are just looking for what their next step in life was going to be and she chose the military. Once she got into the military, she really connected with that kind of lifestyle and was really proud to serve her country." She was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis.




Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, Utah

Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, who was from the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan, Utah, chose to join the Army instead of going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to his uncle, Christopher Nemelka, who says, , "As a person, Aaron was as soft and kind and as gentle as they come, a sweetheart." He says that what he "loved about the kid was his independence of thought." Aaron Nemelka was the youngest of four children. His family says he was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in January. Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Lisa Olsen says Nemelka had enlisted in the Army in October 2008. He was assigned to the 510th
Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood.




Pfc. Michael Pearson, Illinois

Pfc. Michael Pearson, 21, of Bolingbrook, Ill. was one of the 13 people killed in the shooting rampage. Sheryll Pearson told the Chicago Tribune that she and her husband found out Thursday that their son was killed in the attack. She said her son joined the Army more than a year ago and was training to deactivate bombs. She said she and her husband received a call from their son's sergeant at Fort Hood. He told them their son had been shot three times, and an Army surgeon later called to say he had died. Sheryll Pearson says the loss has left the family "all very angry." Neighbor Jessica Koerber says the family has "lost their gem." She said Michael loved playing with his nieces and nephews and enjoyed playing guitar. She calls him "a great kid." He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood.




Capt. Russell Seager, Wisconsin

Capt. Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis., was assigned to the 467th Medical Company, Madison, Wis. Seager was a psychiatrist who joined the Army because he wanted to help veterans returning to civilian life. His brother-in-law, Dennis Prudhomme, said he worked with soldiers at the Veterans Affairs hospital. Seager was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in December.








Pvt. Francheska Velez, Illinois

Relatives say 21-year-old Francheska Velez of Chicago is among the 13 people killed when an Army psychiatrist opened fire. Her father, Juan Guillermo Velez, said she only recently returned from deployment in Iraq. She was preparing to come home because she was pregnant. He likens her death on U.S. soil after serving her country to a slap in the face. He clutched pictures of his daughter as he spoke on a family porch. A friend of Velez, Sasha Ramos, describes her as a fun-loving person who wrote poetry and loved dancing. She was assigned to the 15th Combat Support Battalion, Fort Hood.




Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, Maryland

Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Md., was a military physician assistant with two daughters and six grandchildren. Her sister, Margaret Yaggie of Roaring Branch in north-central Pennsylvania, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that her sister attended Pittsburgh Langley High School and put herself through school at the University of Pittsburgh. She said her sister spent most of her career in the military. She was assigned to the 1908th Medical Company, Independence, Mo.






Spc. Kham Xiong, Minnesota

A St. Paul, Minnesota soldier is among those who were killed in the Fort Hood massacre. Army Spc. Kham Xiong was shot and killed before he ever had a chance to go to war. He was at Fort Hood, preparing for a deployment in Iraq around New Year's. Xiong's wife and three children had been with him in Texas for five months, as he got ready for his assignment. The rest of his family is in St. Paul where Xiongs’ father, Chor, says he will always be proud of his son. Family members say Xiong was in line for a physical when the shooting broke out. His wife sent him a text message, telling him to come home for lunch and go back for the physical later. But Xiong texted back, “No, I’ll stay. It's almost my turn." Xiong has ten siblings, including a 17-year-old brother, who's a Marine in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 510th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood.





1 posted on 10/13/2010 8:53:26 AM PDT by evets
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To: evets

I would have hoped this would have gotten through the military system a bit quicker than this. Almost a year gone by, and this is to see if there should be a hearing? I don’t expect much mainstream focus on this, especially when the motivation for his actions is so obvious. Guess we just have to “absorb” things like this. /S


2 posted on 10/13/2010 9:00:05 AM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: evets

I condemn the killings and the despicable liberals who rushed to forgive him for the murders, blaming it on the victims, not the perpetrator.


3 posted on 10/13/2010 9:00:24 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: evets

They should take this Muslim bastard onto Fort Hood and let the soldiers that he killed family take a shot at his ugly Muslim face ..The savage should be hurt bad..I am not an evil person, but I would take the first shot and it would be straight to the chest..I won’t say heart because the Muslims have no heart..Savages the lot of them..


4 posted on 10/13/2010 9:01:07 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: evets; SandRat; onyx

Thank you for not forgetting the innocent warriors
who were savagely murdered in cold blood. It SO
disturbs me that ALL news reports and legal proceedings
exclude a charge of and mention of at least criminal
manslaughter charges for the 14th victim .. the unborn
baby of one of the dead heroes.

May their souls be at peace in God’s eternal embrace.


5 posted on 10/13/2010 9:03:07 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
I condemn the killings and the despicable liberals who rushed to forgive him for the murders, blaming it on the victims, not the perpetrator.
I second your condemnations.
6 posted on 10/13/2010 9:03:23 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: PLD
would take the first shot and it would be straight to the chest.
No, too quick and painless. I'd kill the SOB with death by 1000 cuts ... and I'd do it in public.
7 posted on 10/13/2010 9:06:18 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: evets
Maj. Nidal Hasan was one of those famous and numerous "moderate muslims right up until the moment he “yelled 'Allāhu Akbar'
8 posted on 10/13/2010 9:18:17 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: evets

I don’t care what he shouted, he should be executed quietly, without fanfare or media coverage.


9 posted on 10/13/2010 9:18:42 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: evets

The MSM has essentially blacked out all covergae on this incident, since there’s no spinning it favorably to the liberal agenda.


10 posted on 10/13/2010 9:19:02 AM PDT by Spok (Hope and change WE can believe in.)
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To: Spok

I hope the coverage remains minimal. He does not deserve anything that could bring credence, recognition or credibility to what he did. He should just be shot and cremated, like an animal.


11 posted on 10/13/2010 9:23:40 AM PDT by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: evets; STARWISE; SunkenCiv

But for your posting, evets, I wouldn’t have news on this trial. Thank you, and thanks for the ping STARWISE.


12 posted on 10/13/2010 9:31:44 AM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: oh8eleven

I could not cut anyone I would have to get to close to them....You are right thought the shot would be to fast..Maybe I could shoot him in the foot then the leg then each part of the body and then leave him there to bleed to death..These
Muslims want people to think they are so brave but when it come down to it if someone shot them in different parts they would cry like a baby..


13 posted on 10/13/2010 9:32:57 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: oh8eleven

I could not cut anyone I would have to get to close to them....You are right thought the shot would be to fast..Maybe I could shoot him in the foot then the leg then each part of the body and then leave him there to bleed to death..These
Muslims want people to think they are so brave but when it come down to it if someone shot them in different parts they would cry like a baby..


14 posted on 10/13/2010 9:33:06 AM PDT by PLD (When you receive a kindness,remember it;when you bestow one,forget it)
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To: evets

...whether he stands trial? What’s the alternative? Anything short of a firing squad is unsatisfactory.


15 posted on 10/13/2010 9:33:39 AM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: evets

“Xiong has ten siblings, including a 17-year-old brother, who’s a Marine in Afghanistan.”

I’d be willing to bet that there are more than a few Mohammedans in Afghanistan who’ve received some Xiong family justice.


16 posted on 10/13/2010 9:37:40 AM PDT by Spike Knotts
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To: oh8eleven
Good morning Mr. Hasan. I want to introduce a few people to you. This is Dr. Kavorkian, this is Dr. House.

Now I want to take a few moments to introduce you to the procedure we are going to perform over the span of the next few months.

Dr. Kavorkian will begin the procedure today by conducting a simple amputation of your left foot. Now you will not be receiving any anestesia for this operation, and you will be restrained so that you do not accidently injure yourself. Dr. Kavorkian will quickly cauterize your wound so that you do not loose too much blood.

Then over the next few weeks Dr. House will see to your recovery, adminstering such preogressive methods as wholistic electric field reduction and vanilla pudding compresses. Now you wont be receiving any pain medication during your recovery as studies have shown that nausea may be possible if we give you something. This is to ensure that you are getting the best medical care possible.

Once your recovery is complete, or 3 weeks transpires, whichever comes first; Dr. Kavorkian will continue his procedure by cutting off your right foot. Again, you will not be receiving any type of anestesia and Dr. House will again nurse you back to health.

We will continue your treatment until such time as your limbs are gone, and you beg for the death that you have inflicted on the victims you mercilessly shot.

Then we will end your life in some completely inhuman way, though we are not going to disclose the method to you until the time comes. That will give you time to ponder by what horrible means we will end your life. And as you snuffed out the life of so many patriots, your life will then be forfeited.

Do you have any questions Mr. Hasan? Whats that? Hmm, I cant really understand you sir? I will take that as you fully understand ... lets begin.

17 posted on 10/13/2010 9:38:34 AM PDT by dartuser
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To: evets

Nidal Hasan Should be Prosecuted for Killing Unborn Child in Fort Hood Massacre

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2606751/posts


18 posted on 10/13/2010 9:49:31 AM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: evets
Other than insanity what possible defense could he have? He committed this heinous crime in front of numerous witnesses and their is no question he was the sole perpetrator. This trial should go ahead without further delay and I can't imagine it would take a military jury more than 10 minutes to find him guilty. Of course their will be appeals up to our Muslim in Chief who might have a conundrum deciding whether to pardon him or give him his martyrdom and 72 virgins.
19 posted on 10/13/2010 9:53:51 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: stuartcr

He killed a pregnant woman.

He is praised by his fellow koranimals.

A soldier of allah, the all-liar.


20 posted on 10/13/2010 9:55:21 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Chipper
Almost a year gone by, and this is to see if there should be a hearing?

An Article 32 hearing is roughly the military version of a grand jury indictment. It's a formality to ensure there is enough evidence to justify a court martial. There is absolutely no doubt on what the findings will be; this will go to trial. As to the length of time, this is a capital crime. When convicted Hasan will be sentenced to death. The JAG is going to take all the time needed to dot their i's and cross their t's and eliminate the chance of a conviction being overturned on appeal. They will also give the defense all the time they need to prepare. At the end of the day the outcome isn't in any doubt.

21 posted on 10/13/2010 10:06:25 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Anything short of a firing squad is unsatisfactory

They do lethal injection now, but the outcome is the same. Eventually. Three of the seven on the military death row have been there since 1989.

22 posted on 10/13/2010 10:11:47 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur (Hey mo-joe! Here's another one for your collection.)
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To: onyx; AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

Thanks onyx. Fort Hood didn’t even happen in Zero’s world.


23 posted on 10/13/2010 4:12:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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