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11/9/09

Fort Hood memorial Tuesday

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A memorial service will be held Tuesday at Fort Hood where 13 people were fatally shot allegedly by an officer. President Barack Obama is expected to attend the service, which begins at 1 p.m. central time.

Lieutenant General Robert Cone says the memorial will be quote "traditional." Family members of all 13 people killed in the attack will be a part of the services after a private meeting with President Obama. Families of the wounded and victims released from the hospital will also be recognized at the memorial.

Hospital officials in San Antonio say an Army officer accused of killing 13 people and wounding 29 at Fort Hood is now able to talk. Authorities say Major. Nidal Malik Hasan fired off more than 100 rounds Thursday before civilian police shot him. He was eventually moved to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he is stable.

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