He was screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he shot her dead.
She had just finished a tour in Iraq.
Francheska Velez, 21, of Humboldt Park was three months pregnant when she was killed in the Fort Hood shootings, relatives said. (Sun Times)
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One of the dead soldiers in Thursday’s slaughter was pregnant soldier Francheska Velez.
The New York Daily News reported:
A fresh tragedy added to the horror of the Fort Hood massacre Friday when it was revealed that one of the victims was a pregnant soldier.
Francheska Velez, who returned to the U.S. just three days earlier from a foreign posting, was filling out paperwork when a gunman hollered “Allahu Akbar!” and embarked on a bloody rampage that left her and a dozen others dead.
A 21-year-old Chicagoan, Velez was six-weeks pregnant when she was cut down on Thursday, FOX Chicago News reported.
Velez was a sitting duck when the accused gunman, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, yelled “God is great” in Arabic and opened fire with the two guns he’d smuggled into an intake center, Col. John Rossi said at a post-massacre briefing.
Well who would have guessed this?
Nidal Hassan sat on Obama’s national security panel last year.
Gawker dug up this document:
More… Power and Control has more details on Hasan’s radical imam.
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds thinks that saying Hasan sat on the Obama security panel is a bit of a stretch.