Back in November last year, Kate, Madeleine and I drove out of Austin in Texas and headed for Killeen. It’s a town full of army-outfitters, hairdressers, tattoo parlours and dry cleaners, and sits right next door to Fort Hood.
We arrived only 2 hours before going on air and started looking for US servicemen and women who’d be happy to speak with you all about any aspect of being in the US military.
We soon had a group of friendly, funny and honest young men and women sitting in a hairdresser’s. It made for one of the most interesting shows I’ve done on WHYS. And from the messages you all sent in, I know that the vast majority of you warmed to them, even if you oppose US military action in Iraq or Afghanistan.
So when the news started coming through from Fort Hood, it was that group of five that I thought of when the news started coming through. I sincerely hope that they’re OK.