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Officials from the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood Memorial committee placed roses at the memorial site in Killeen on Saturday in honor of those killed and wounded in the mass shooting that took place on post in 2009.

Troy Kelley, a sculptor and Vietnam War veteran, was at his home in Salado when the news broke on Nov. 5, 2009.

The more than 40 soldiers who were wounded or killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are one step closer to receiving full medical and combat-related compensation benefits — something many of them have been fighting for in the five years since the attack.

FORT HOOD — More than five years after a gunman opened fire on unarmed soldiers inside a Fort Hood medical processing center, victims of the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military post in history were honored Friday.

The committee responsible for raising funds for the construction of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting memorial is moving full-steam ahead with less than $100,000 in donations needed to erect the structure.

The committee working to erect a memorial honoring the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting is hosting a concert this month to raise funds for its construction.

The committee working toward construction of a memorial honoring the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood has revitalized its efforts to raise funds, and the memorial could be built as soon as the next anniversary of the tragic shooting.

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