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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 872-09
November 05, 2009

Secretary Gates on Ft. Hood Shooting

                “I am deeply saddened by the tragic events today at Fort Hood.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen, the wounded, and all those touched by this incident.  There is little we can say at this point to alleviate the pain or answer the many questions this event raises, but I can pledge that the Department of Defense will do everything in its power to help the Fort Hood community get through these difficult times.”