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Local family relieved son at Ft. Hood is okay

by Patrice Walsh

Honeoye, N.Y. -- 18 year old Nick Robinson enlisted in the Army right after graduating from high school in 2013. He has been stationed at Ft. Hood in Texas since December. Nick was four miles away, in his barracks, when the gunman opened fire on the army base, wounding 16 people and killing three.

Nicks father said his son didnt hear anything but found out a gunman was loose on his base after getting a text from his sergeant. Doug Morse, Nicks Dad told 13 WHAM: His sergeant sent him a text saying do not leave your room.

Nicks parents were frantic trying to reach their son to make sure he was okay. He texted them and then called an hour later.

Nick told his parents he didnt understand how something like this could happen. His father says he never thought he had to worry about his sons safety on an army base. Doug Morse also wonders how this happened with all the security at Ft. Hood after the first mass shooting in 2009.

Nick was supposed to be deployed to Afghanistan, but his orders were changed. He is expected to come home for a visit to Honeoye next Christmas.

 
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