FORT HOOD — Nearly 50 Fort Hood soldiers left Sunday to support recovery operations after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the northeastern part of the country last week.
Forty-two soldiers from the 43rd Veterinary Detachment, 21st Combat Support Hospital, 1st Medical Brigade, deployed with equipment to Fort Dix, N.J. From there, they plan to travel to Fort Hamilton, N.Y., to provide veterinary services to pets and animals affected by the storm in New York, as well as perform safety inspections of food and water, said Col. David Ristedt, hospital commander for 21st Combat Support Hospital.
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