Utah soldiers among dead, wounded at Fort Hood

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah man says he is among 13 people killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Texas.The family of 19-year-old Army Pfc. Aaron Thomas Nemelka said in a statement Friday that he was to be deployed to Afghanistan in January.Authorities say 39-year-old Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan went on the shooting spree at the sprawling Texas post on Thursday. Hasan is among about 30 people who were wounded.Nemelka belonged to the 5/10th Engineering Company, 20th Infantry Battalion, 36th Engineering Brigade.Utah National Guard Lt. Col. Lisa Olson says Nemelka enlisted in the Army in October 2008. It isn’t clear how long he had been at Fort Hood.Also, the wife of a U.S. soldier from Ogden says her husband was among those wounded in the mass shooting in Texas. Mandy Foster says she first heard about the shooting spree after getting a call from a friend Thursday afternoon. She tells the Standard-Examiner in Ogden that she couldn’t reach her husband, 21-year-old Pfc. Joey Foster, until he called an hour later to say he’d been shot in the hip but would be OK. Mandy Foster tells the newspaper her husband was preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan. On Thursday he was standing in line to turn in papers at the readiness center when the rampage started.

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