UNDATED (WSAU) Last week's shooting rampage at Fort Hood hit close to home in Wisconsin. Two Wisconsin soldiers died in the shooting.
The deceased have been identified as 29-year-old Sgt Amy Kreiger from Kiel and 51-year-old Russell Seager from Milwaukee. He was a nurse practitioner who was part of a mental-health team helping soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Funeral arrangements for both are pending. Each will receive full military honors.
There will be a memorial service at Fort Hood on Tuesday. President Obama will attend.
Meanwhile, The head of the U-S Senate’s Homeland Security committee wants to know if the Wisconsin-based soldier behind the Fort Hood massacre had a growing extremist view of Islamic ideology. Joe Lieberman said on Fox News Sunday that the Army should have removed 39-year-old Nidal Hasan if he what he told people was true.
Hasan was training with a Madison Army Reserve unit – the 467th Medical Detachment – when he opened fire at Fort Hood last Thursday and killed 13 people and wounded 30 others. Three of the dead and three of the injured were part of Hasan’s unit.