Vietnam veteran Jay Shelly was once helpless and hopeless.
"I was in my bedroom on the computer or watching television every day. I didn't move. If I went out the door, I was throwing up," Shelly says.
The Army has done "a great deal since the tragedies at Fort Hood in 2009" to track the "insider threat but something happened, something went wrong, and we need to know what that was," Secretary of the Army John M.
As the nation watched a deadly mass shooting unfold at Fort Hood on Wednesday, residents of one east El Paso apartment complex, hundreds of miles away from the chaos, shuddered at the sight of the shooter when they realized he used to be their
"Take back your Army from those who harm or assault our Soldiers. Take back your Army from those who ignore the values and who stain our honor. Take back our Army from those who fail to lead," said Secretary of the Army John M.
In full gear, Sgt. Shawanna Washington moved ammunition, loaded mortar rounds into a gun tube, moved agilely as if under enemy fire, and completed other physically demanding tasks of a Soldier on the battlefield.