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Fort Hood shooting survivors attend groundbreaking for memorial

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chad Davis, who was shot in the back during the Nov. 5, 2009 Fort Hood shooting, escorts Joleen Cahill, widow of Chief Warrant Officer 2 (Ret.) Michael G. Cahill, at the groundbreaking ceremony for the November 5, 2009 Fort Hood Memorial at the Killeen Civic Center, July 22, 2014. The memorial was designed by Salado artist Troy Kelley, who asked the family members of each victim killed in the tragedy to tell him which objects were most dear to their lost loved ones. He then created sculptures representing each victim using those objects as symbols of their personalities and life. The thirteen sculptures will be incorporated into the finished memorial, which will include a garden, a pavilion, and an American flag. Family members and organizers hope to see the project completed by the end of the year. "The memorial will honor the 13 fallen, our 31 wounded, and all who were there at the [Soldier Readiness Processing Center] that day - from the staff to the first responders to the crime scene investigators," said Cahill. "This is a tragedy that our country must remember." (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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This work, Fort Hood shooting survivors attend groundbreaking for memorial [Image 1 of 14], by SGT Ken Scar, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.22.2014

Date Posted:07.23.2014 11:32

Photo ID:1459565



Size:2.94 MB

Location:TX, US

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