Pvt. Francheska Velez, 21, Chicago--daughter of a Colombian immigrant who had wanted to join the military. Francheska had told her father 'Papi, lo voy hacer' ('I will do it')." She had re-enlisted and was on her way home early from Iraq due to her maternity leave. It was her and her father's dream for her to serve in the military but Thursday that dream was shattered.
Velez was from Chicago and had attended Kelvyn Park High School and was in ROTC. She had a wonderful fun personality and even worked for free as a clown at parties as she loved making people laugh specially her father. They had a love together for the US military. Her father asks "What I don't understand is how this demented man could do this. ... How could she die at the hands of her own people? That's what I don't understand, and I will never understand." This is a sad testimony of these politically correct times when the enemy is allowed to be amongst the brave soldiers and do them harm. I pray we will learn something from this as statistics are showing the enemies tactics of working from within is an efficient tool for them especially when so many looks the other way. It is time America wakes up--too many signs overlooked by those fearful of a backlash and that should not be--amongst the brave. May we stand in the gap and say "never again."
List of others whose lived were ended on Thursday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Texas:
Maj. Libardo Caraveo, 52, Woodbridge, Va.
Spec. Frederick Greene, 29, Mountain City, Tenn.
Michael Cahill, 62, Cameron
Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, 19, West Jordan, Utah
Pfc. Michael Pearson, 31, Bolingbrook, Ill.
Spc. Jason Dean Hunt, 27, Frederick, Okla.
Sgt. Amy Krueger, 29, Kiel, Wisc.
Pfc. Kham Xiong, 23, St. Paul, Minn.
Lt. Col. Juanita Warman, 55, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Capt. Russell Seager, 51, Racine, Wisc.
Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow, 32, Fort Gordon, Ga.
Capt. John Gaffaney, 56, San Diego, Calif.
Pvt. Najee Hull was shot two more times in the back as he tried to crawl away after being shot in the leg-he will live but lost his spleen. Please pray as those injured are in dire straits.