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Soldiers' Crosses and command coins sit on display along with the photos of nine fallen Soldiers during a memorial service, June 16, inside the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.

Thousands gather to honor 9 Soldiers lost to flood waters

Thousands in the sprawling Central Texas post paused for a solemn memorial held for nine fallen warriors June 16 during a service inside the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel.

Eight Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and one Cadet from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, were the victims of flash flood waters while conducting convoy operations June 2 on Fort Hood.

"Today, we honor and pay tribute to nine fallen comrades of the 1st Cav. Div.," said Maj. Gen. J.T. Thomson III, 1st Cav. Div. commanding general. "These exceptional cavalry troopers from Fox Forward Support Company … represent the best our nation has to offer."

Thomson added that as the community mourns the lives lost, "We also praise them for who they were, what they stood for and how they honorably served our nation.

"They were many things to many people – sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, fathers and husbands, caring friends, trustworthy classmates and loyal comrades-in-arms," he said.


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Casey Memorial Library is hosting its summer movie series. Movies will be shown 2-4 p.m. every Friday in Annex Room 156 of the Casey Memorial Library on Fort Hood. Every screening is free. The lineup of movies include:
• July 1: "The Sandlot" PG
• July 8: "Derby Stallion" PG
• July 15: "Kung Fu Panda 2" PG
• July 22: "Air Bud" PG
• July 29: "The Rookie" G
• Aug 5: "Angels in Endzone" PG
• Aug 12: "Muppets Take Manhattan" PG
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Abrams Indoor Pool will close from June 20-July 25 for electrical repairs. Go to for outdoor pool information.


Registration is currently open for a free Free NFL Football ProCamp hosted by wide receiver Steve Smith Sr., June 29-30 at Smith Middle School Football Field. Registration is open to boys and girls in grades 1-8 who are dependants of active duty, Retirees, and DoD civilian employees. Forms can be brought in person to the Parent Central Services building or either Youth Sports & Fitness Centers. For more information, call 287-8029, 288-3770 or 553-7661.


Celebrate our nation’s independence at the largest military installation in the free world. The Independence Day Celebration is from 4-10 p.m. July 4 at Hood Stadium. Enjoy music, food and beverage for purchase. At 4 p.m., gates and concessions will open along with disc jockey music. A military police dog demonstration will start at 4:30 p.m. and the entertainment continues on main stage with Eric Paslay performing, followed by the 1st Cavalry Division Band. The celebration concludes with a 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. The celebration is free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations due to disability should contact 288-7835. Prohibited items include: explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol, fireworks and pop-up/canopy tents. Permitted items include: strollers, coolers (will be searched), hydration systems (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs, small wagons, cameras, video recorder/camcorders and service animals (guide dogs, etc.).

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