If you are looking for ideas of fun and inexpensive things to do and see in the Texas Hill Country, then this post is for you. Ideas for things to see in San Antonio, Austin, Temple, Fort Hood, Waco, and more!
Killeen, Texas ~ Home of Fort Hood | Covering a total of 340 square miles, it is the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services. The base supports multiple units, a corps headquarters and a mobilization mission. It also meets the training and support requirements for many smaller units and organizations, thus maintaining a vital defense force for the USA.
Fort Hood is the largest armored base in the free world, located in Killeen, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles from each in the State of Texas
Army Spc. Geoffrey G. Johnson Died October 12, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Lubbock, Texas; assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died Oct. 12 of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident in Baghdad.
Army Spc. Damien M. Montoya Died July 9, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 21, of Holbrook, Ariz.; assigned to 3rd Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died July 9 from a non-combat related cause in Baghdad.
Army 2LT Emily J.T. Perez, 23, of Fort Washington, Maryland. Died September 12, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her vehicle during combat operations in Kifl, Babil Province, Iraq.
Army SPC Matthew W. Creed, 23, of Covina, California. Died October 22, 2006, serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died of wounds sustained when hit by enemy sniper small-arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq.