Fort Hood running out of gates to name after murdered soldiers
"III Corpse" is less a typo than an undercount.
HOOD CAVAZOS, Texas — Fort Cavazos, formerly Fort Hood, plans to keep doing the absolute bare minimum by renaming a post gate after yet another murdered female soldier. The gate will be named in honor of Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz, who was found murdered at Fort Hood Cavazos, earlier this month.
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This naming distinction, which the Army thinks Basaldua Ruiz’s family must find preferable—or at least comparable—to their loved one still being alive and well, was first bestowed upon Vanessa Guillen, another Latina soldier murdered on post. However, Fort Cavazos only has so many gates and the roster of new candidates is getting pretty long.
“I think the only practical solution to this problem is to build more gates on post,” said Lt. Gen. Sean Bernabe, the post’s commanding general. “If we put up a lot more blank gates, we can always add in the names later.”
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