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Fort Hood Demolishes Site of 2009 Massacre

09-07-2014
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The Fort Hood, Texas, military base has demolished the building where Army Maj. Nidal Hasan murdered 13 people and wounded 30 others in the name of Islam.

On November 5, 2009, Hasan carried two weapons inside the Army post, shouted "Allahu Akbar!" - "God is great" in Arabic - and opened fire on soldiers waiting for vaccines and paperwork.

The building was part of a processing center complex for soldiers deploying and returning from combat.

Hasan was convicted in August of charges related to the massacre and sentenced to death.

Fort Hood officials plan to plant trees, install a gazebo and mark the site with a remembrance plaque.

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