Levelland native currently living at Fort Hood speaks out - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/6/09

Levelland native currently living at Fort Hood speaks out

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By Katie Bauer  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A follow up to the Fort Hood shooting with a local connection.

Krystal Glover is a Levelland native who now lives on the Fort Hood base. She and her husband Justin just moved to Fort Hood last month where he is stationed.

Glover is an emergency room nurse off base and her husband works on base, so you can imagine what Thursday was like while they were both at work. Glover says Thursday started as any other day. "We got a call that there was a shooting on Fort Hood, we didn't know that there was a massacre shooting," she said.  

Glover says she instantly tried to get in contact with her husband Justin. "The phones were on lock-down, so no one could call or text or anything. We couldn't get through," she said.

Glover continued her work in the emergency room, constantly praying Justin wouldn't be the next victim to be rolled in. "He was actually working on base. I didn't really know where he was - it was very scary," said Glover.

Despite her nerves, Glover did the best she could to stay calm while helping those wounded from the shooting rampage. "I texted him at 1:30 when it happened, I said, ‘Are you ok?' I didn't get the text back saying ‘yeah, I'm fine.' until 5 p.m.," said Glover.  

Nearly 3 and a half hours later, she could finally breathe a sigh of relief. "When I finally found out, I had to hold back tears because I was working. I was just so happy to be able to see a text message from him," said Glover.

It wasn't until 8:45 Thursday night that Glover was able to reunite with her husband back on base. "I just gave him a big hug and a kiss, I was just so happy to see him," said Glover.  

Glover says she's still in shock that she lived through this, a tragedy she says could happen anywhere. "Everybody here has come together and we are praying for everybody. It's more like a family, so everybody is doing pretty good," said Glover.

Krystal and Justin were just married last month in Littlefield. Justin entered the Army in 2006 and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany.

Families seeking more information can call the Army hotlines at (254) 724-4376 (local) or (866) 836-2751.

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