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Wounded Fort Hood soldiers showing strength

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The resilience of the Fort Hood soldiers wounded in Wednesday's shooting is now the focus.    
"It's almost unbelievable that this could happen to this fine community twice," says Congressman John Carter.
Amidst this tragedy, strength shines through.
"It's more apparent than ever that the United States Army has the best, the brightest and strongest soldiers in the whole world," says Congressman Roger Williams.
We're told all 16 wounded soldiers are ready to put their uniform back on and get to work.
Both Representative John Carter and Representative Roger Williams spoke at the main gate of Fort Hood on Saturday, assuring they will do everything in their power to protect our troops.
"I think we have to do a better job of probably reaching out to our young men and women who are coming back from harm's way. Let them know that we are there for them, let them know that we love them and let them talk about issues they may have," says Williams.
Officials say Army Specialist Ivan Lopez got into an argument with other soldiers which may have led to Wednesday's shooting.
It is almost certain a combat-related mental health problem was not the main factor.
Carter tells us historically, mass shootings tend to happen at the same place.
Something they are working to make sure will never happen again.
"I think they have made the decision, both at the Department of Defense level and the local level, that the right to carry is not in the best interest of the post. I support the Army," says Carter.
The three soldiers whose lives were lost are seen as heroes.
Both Congressmen say to the families, they may be gone but will never be forgotten.
As the investigation into the motive continues, they hope it will provide better insight on what preventative measures should be taken in the future.
So, another soldier isn't lost by one of their own.

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