Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fort Hood massacre survivors talk about having to play dead

'It smelled like gunpowder, feces, blood': Soldiers recall Fort Hood rampage in court
NBC News
By Elizabeth Chuck, Staff Writer
August 8, 2013

Nearly four years after the deadliest attack at a U.S. military installation, Army soldiers testified about the day that changed their lives forever in Fort Hood, Texas.

"There were a lot of bodies on the ground. The chairs were overturned, a lot of blood on the floor. It smelled like gunpowder, feces, blood. Pretty bad," said Staff Sgt. Michael Davis, who thought the gunfire was a drill until "I saw somebody get hit, I saw a blood spray," Reuters reported.

Soldiers recalled the searing pain of bullets ripping through their skin on Nov. 5, 2009. They described playing dead to avoid being injured further and making futile efforts to save their friends.
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