I have felt sick over this since it hit the news and was unable to make myself write about it. We were stationed at Fort Hood from 2000-2002. The community was like no other and even though I did not live on post, the entire off-post community was military and gave you that sense of security. I never felt I had to lock my doors there and that everyone in town was a friend. I have the deepest sympathy for all those who lost a loved one, were wounded or are somehow touched by this. I weep for the families who now must go on without a loved one.
What do I think about the shooter? Do I think he had PTSD/secondary PTSD or anything like that? NO – that is total BS! We will see what unfolds about him, since unfortunately, he still lives while taking so many lives and wounding so many others. I believe we have a murderer who did it because he wanted to, whether in the name of religion or whatever else. He killed his brothers and sisters in arms because he is a murderer -period.