When I heard about the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, last Thursday, I was shocked and saddened by what had happened.
Little did I know at the time that I had recently met one of the wounded soldiers. Back in October I had the opportunity to meet a woman named Joy. I did not get the opportunity to talk to her much, but she seemed like a very nice person. Apparently soon thereafter she deployed to Fort Hood, and was one of those shot by the gunman.
Yesterday she had surgery to repair the shattered bone in her arm, and I am glad to report that she is recovering well.
My thoughts go out to the families and friends of all the victims.