In the Aftermath of Tragedy

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Secretary John McHugh, fields a question from a media member at a press conference on Sadowski Field outside the III Corps headquarters building at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 6, 2009, while Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey looks on. The secretary pledged the Army's unwavering support for the soldiers and families hit by a Nov. 5 attack by a lone gunman that left 13 dead and 30 wounded. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric Martinez
  • Army Secretary John McHugh, speaks to media assembled on Sadowski Field outside the III Corps headquarters building at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 6, 2009. The secretary pledged the Army's unwavering support for the soldiers and families impacted by a Nov. 5 attack by a lone gunman that left 13 dead and 43 wounded. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Eric Martinez
  • Army Lt. Col. Charles Keller, his wife, Sylvie, and their children, Amber and Michael, arrive early for a candlelight prayer vigil Nov. 6, 2009, inside Hood Stadium at Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Michael Heckman
  • Army Chaplain (Col.) Mike Lembke, III Corps, plays guitar, leading mourners in song during a candlelight vigil Nov. 6, 2009, to commemorate soldiers and civilians killed and wounded Nov. 5, 2009, by a lone gunman inside and near the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Michael Heckman
  • Jamie Anderson holds a candle for her daughter, Solana, 4, as her grandmother, Jo Ellen Freleigh, of New York, protects her candle from the wind at Fort Hood, Texas. About 300 people attended a candlelight prayer vigil Nov. 6, 2009, at Hood Stadium to honor those who were killed and wounded Nov. 5, 2009, when a lone gunman opened fire in the Soldier Readiness Processing Center on post. U.S. Army photo by Michael Heckman
  • First Army Division West Commander Maj. Gen. Charles A. Anderson speaks with Army Pfc. James Armstrong and wife, Roxanne, during a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Nov. 6, 2009, in remembrance of comrades and loved ones who were killed and wounded in the shooting tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2009. Armstrong pulled others out of harm's way despite being shot twice himself.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback
  • Soldiers attend a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Nov. 6, 2009, in remembrance of comrades and loved ones who were killed and wounded in the shooting tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, the previous afternoon.  U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback
  • Soldiers come out in numbers for a chemical light vigil held at the North Fort Hood training site Friday night in remembrance of comrades and loved ones who were killed and wounded in the shooting tragedy at Fort Hood Thursday afternoon. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Tony M. Lindback