Picturing The Fort Hood Fallen

  • Kham XiongMee Xiong of St. Paul, Minn., holds a photo of her older brother, Kham Xiong, 23. Originally from Laos, Kham came to the U.S. as a toddler. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
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    Kham Xiong
    Mee Xiong of St. Paul, Minn., holds a photo of her older brother, Kham Xiong, 23. Originally from Laos, Kham came to the U.S. as a toddler. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
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  • Spc. Jason HuntThe 22-year-old Oklahoma native joined the military in 2005 and re-enlisted for six years after serving his initial two-year assignment.
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    The 22-year-old Oklahoma native joined the military in 2005 and re-enlisted for six years after serving his initial two-year assignment.
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  • Sgt. Amy KruegerKrueger, 29, joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks and had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden. She was scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan in December.
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    Krueger, 29, joined the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks and had vowed to take on Osama bin Laden. She was scheduled to be sent to Afghanistan in December.
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  • Pfc. Aaron NemelkaThe 19-year-old joined the Army instead of going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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    The 19-year-old joined the Army instead of going on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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  • Pfc. Michael PearsonTraining to defuse bombs, the 21-year-old from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Ill., was preparing to deploy overseas.
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    Training to defuse bombs, the 21-year-old from the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Ill., was preparing to deploy overseas.
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  • Russell SeagerSeager, 51, a VA nurse from Mt. Pleasant, Wis., was preparing to lead a mental health team in Iraq.
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    Russell Seager
    Seager, 51, a VA nurse from Mt. Pleasant, Wis., was preparing to lead a mental health team in Iraq.
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  • Francheska VelezRecently returned from Iraq, Velez, 21, from Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood, was pregnant and about to be temporarily released from duty.
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    Francheska Velez
    Recently returned from Iraq, Velez, 21, from Chicago's West Humboldt Park neighborhood, was pregnant and about to be temporarily released from duty.
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