A soldier from Wisconsin is among the victims of Thursday’s shooting rampage at a Texas military base. Dario Talerico is principal at Kiel High School, where Amy Krueger graduated in 1998. Talerico describes Krueger as a “typical kid,” and says the news of her death at Fort Hood, Texas, came as a shock.
“When they leave, you always think of them as always been 17 or 18 years old,” said Talerico. “When news like this comes, it really does hit hard in a small community.”
Talerico says the school, with an enrollment of about 450, will hold its annual Veterans Day program next week. “Now that’s taken a whole different slant for us, with Amy’s passing,” he said. “This year it’s just going to have a whole different feel to it.”
According to the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Amy Krueger had arrived at Fort Hood on Tuesday and was scheduled to be deployed to Afghanistan in December. She joined the Army after September 11, 2001.