In today's JPFO alert, I share some memories brought to the fore by Wednesday's Ft. Hood shooting.
Just as we began the run, a mentally disturbed sergeant opened fire on us from the treeline, killing Major Mark Stephen Badger with his first shot, and then continuing to fire, apparently without regard to specific soldiers as his targets.
That ended up being 18 additional targets, all of whom survived, although one was paralyzed.
And we, the supposedly elite paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, ran like frightened rabbits, because in a "gun-free" zone, the armed predator is king.