Governor Jim Doyle says his heart is heavy right now as he pays tribute to the victims of the Fort Hood massacre and their families.
“Wisconsin was obviously, particulary effected by those events as the 467th, a unit that is directed to helping other veterans was the heaviest hit of any group at Fort Hood.”
Doyle recently returned from a memorial ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, before attending the Veterans’ Day ceremony at Wisconsin’s State Capitol. He mentions by name both soldiers from Wisconsin who were killed and the four who were injured.
Doyle says Wisconsin has the finest citizen soldiers in the US.
“Who have been called upon, most or many of them not once, but twice and in many cases three times ovet the last six years to serve our country in dangerous and distant places.”
The Governor says he doesn’t like to favor veterans from any specific war or conflict, but he does give special thanks to WWII veterans. Doyle says they “saved the world,” and have contributed for years afterward to their communities throughout the Badger State.