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    Posted April 3, 2014 by
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    Fort Hood 2009

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Karen Nourse’s son, Spc. Frederick Greene, died in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. He was one of 13 people fatally shot during incident. Nourse says the April 2 shooting at the base brought back much of the sadness and anger she has faced while coping with the loss of her son, who was shot 12 times. ‘With this shooting we just had, it makes me so angry,’ she said. 'I would love for the people who are going through this to know that there are people out here that know what they are going through. It is sad and heartbreaking and it's angering that this happened again,’ she said. She was inspired to reach out to CNN after hearing about the second shooting especially since it was so close to the date that her family celebrates Greene’s life. 'Every year since Fred was murdered we celebrate his life on the first Friday in April. We do all he things he loved. Fireworks, bonfire, we play his favorite Metallica music and toast his life with a shot of his favorite drink, Mountain Dew,’ she said. 'He loved being a soldier.'
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    My name is Karen Nourse. My son Spc Fred Greene was murdered in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting. I would like to speak to the public about my experience with the Fort Hood officials and the sorrow I feel due to the current shooting.
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