Operation Recovery

The Fort Hood Testimony Report

bootsThe Fort Hood Report is a snapshot in time of the largest Army post in the country, from the height of its deployment cycle to the recent drawdown. Below you will find 31 in-depth testimonials from Fort Hood veterans, soldiers and family members who lived through the trauma of that time. We hope you will read their words, along with the report’s recommendations for the U.S. military and government, which emerged from conversations with more than a thousand soldiers, veterans and family members stationed at Fort Hood.

“One of my very, very close friends was raped by someone in our barracks. And they kept him in the barracks. They didn’t send him to jail. They didn’t do anything like that. They kept him in the barracks. So every time she saw him in the barracks she’d just freeze, and I’d be like, ‘What’s wrong?’ And then I’d look around, and be like, ‘Oh.’ “

Read the full testimony of Kimberly MacArthur *, US Army veteran, Systems Intelligence Analyst

“I just decided to pay out of my own pocket to see a neurologist at Central Texas Neurology. I explained to him my situation—that there wasn’t much being done to help me or to evaluate me. The Army can say that they tried to help me by putting me through physical therapy, but they didn’t help me. You can’t put somebody through physical therapy without identifying the problem.”

Read the full testimony of Mitchell Tate *, active duty US Army, Infantry

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