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Maj. Gen. John Uberti, Fort Hood deputy commander, center, Col. Todd Fox, left, and Fort Hood fire chief Coleman Smith, right, speak to the media during a news conference Friday. Officials say Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the sprawling Army post when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a fast-flowing flooded creek during a training exercise on Thursday.

President Barack Obama offered condolences and praise to the community of Fort Hood following the death of nine soldiers in a flood during a training exercise.

Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Maj. Gen. John Thomson, 1st Cavalry Division commander. The White House says Obama sent his sympathies to the families of those killed and thanked the general and first responders for the search and recovery operation.

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