Thinking back to Killeen

killeenBack 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.

5 Responses to “Thinking back to Killeen”

  1. 1 Jennifer
    November 6, 2009 at 14:01

    It was this man’s inability to contain his religious beliefs that caused this tragedy. I am so sorry for the loss that the family members of those endured.

  2. 2 Dennis Junior
    November 6, 2009 at 14:23


    I hope and pray that the forementioned people that were on WHYS
    are safe and sound currently….

    =Dennis Junior=

  3. 3 patti in cape coral
    November 6, 2009 at 14:46

    I hope those nice young people are safe.

  4. 4 Jim Newman
    November 8, 2009 at 17:04

    Hello again
    The question is begged loudly. Why does the USA depend so heavily, and so piously, on a killing machine if all they want is peace for the whole world?
    People can be so funny and honest as you like but when this funniness and this honesty leads to crimes against humany and war crimes then I think we should draw the line.

  5. 5 scmehta
    November 9, 2009 at 06:32

    Are they at risk, after talking to you?

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