Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, was named as the 2010 Army Times Soldier of the Year in July for care he provided to injured soldiers and civilians Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood. He was approaching Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing Center that day to finish some post-deployment checks he'd put off. He heard shots and ran toward them, knowing someone was probably hurt. He rounded a corner and saw a man in an Army Combat Uniform shooting at a civilian police officer, later identified as Sgt. Kimberly Munley. Filip, like many at the center Nov. 5, though the shots weren't real. He was a combat medic who recently returned from Afghanistan with the 1st Infantry Division. He saw and smelled much blood in his then-24 years of life. He got a whiff of it and once it hit his nose, he knew — the blood was real, too. He pulled Munley around a building corner, whipped off his belt and used it as a tourniquet on her bleeding leg. Filip provided aid to many wounded that day. Some of them didn't make it. Numerous reports like Filip's surfaced in the days following Nov. 5. People on the scene, most of them soldiers, reacted and the word "hero" surfaced often. Why did Filip think those in uniform reacted the way they did that day? "'Cause we're soldiers," he plainly said. "Soldier train. Training is what they do. Their sole purpose is to train, he said, so if something happens, "we're ready.""It came second nature," Filip said. "When you train, train, train, something happens — boom. You go."Filip was one of 12 to receive the Army's Meritorious Service Medal during a Fort Hood ceremony a year after the shooting. Receiving thanks-yous from victims' families means more than anything "they could pin on my chest," he said.