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Klobuchar statement on Fort Hood memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a memorial service Thursday at Fort Hood where 13 people were killed in a shooting rampage, including a soldier from St. Paul, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., released the following statement:

“Today, along with Senator Franken and Congresswoman McCollum, I was honored to attend the memorial service at Fort Hood for Kham Xiong of St. Paul and the twelve other soldiers so senselessly killed in last week’s rampage. It was heartbreaking to see Kham’s family and to witness how courageous they were as they stood by his framed picture propped next to his boots.  Kham and his wife, Shoua, dated since they were in eighth grade, and she and their three beautiful children will soon be moving back to St. Paul.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  We know his devotion and spirit will live on in his three young children.”

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