TRAGEDY: Ft. Hood Soldiers Who Went Missing In Storm Found – 9 Dead, 3 Rescued

It’s bad enough when a nation loses its soldiers in war time at the hands of an enemy seeking their destruction, but it is doubly sad when soldiers die in service to their country and do so via a simple accident! That is exactly what happened last week when nine of our nation’s finest were killed when their truck overturned in Texas floodwaters.

As Breitbart News reports, three were rescued from this terrible accident, but the rest died and it took some time before they finally recovered all the bodies.

The bodies of the final four Fort Hood soldiers who were missing after their truck overturned in a flooded creek were found on Friday. The death toll in this tragic accident rose to nine soldiers. Three other soldiers were rescued shortly after the accident and have been released from the hospital.

In an all too familiar scene, an Army officer stood in front of the Fort Hood sign that proclaims the fort as “The Great Place” to announce the deaths of soldiers on the installation. Major General John Uberti, deputy commander of Fort Hood, was tapped with the responsibility of making the announcement that nine of his soldiers had died after their 2.5 ton Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned while crossing a flooded Owl Creek, the Associated Press reported Friday night.

“We’ve lost nine of our brave soldiers in this incident,” General Uberti told reporters during a press conference Friday afternoon. “We continue to care for the families and friends of our fallen comrades and our thoughts and our prayers are with the soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division.”

The Light Military Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) was being used to train the troops for working in floodwaters, but it all went terribly wrong.

The Pentagon has announced it is investigating the incident to learn why and how this happened and to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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