The Ultimate Violation of “Do No Harm” at Fort Hood

November 16, 2009

The following medical and behavioral health providers were killed or wounded during the November 5 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 29 wounded.

The following medical and behavioral health providers were killed or wounded during the November 5 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 dead and 29 wounded. While the Army’s Public Affairs Office released the names of those killed, it has not released the names of all wounded because of privacy laws. The wounded list and additional descriptions of the providers were compiled from multiple news reports around the country and may be incomplete.

Killed

Chief Warrant Officer, retired, Michael Grant Cahill, 62, of Cameron, Texas, formerly of Spokane, Wash. He was a physician’s assistant who was working on the post as a contracted civilian. (Sources: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, Nov. 7; Seattle Times; Nov. 7)

Maj Libardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Va. A psychologist, Caraveo was preparing for his first deployment into a combat zone. He was assigned to the Wisconsin-based 467th Medical Detachment, and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Caraveo put himself through school and eventually earned a PhD from the University of Arizona. He had worked as a teacher, at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and had a private practice in Woodbridge, Va. With the National Guard for 10 years, he had spent a year at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay. (Sources: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, Nov. 7; Wall Street Journal, Nov. 7)

 

Capt John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego, Calif. On active duty with his Army Reserve unit, Gaffaney was assigned to the Kansas-based 1908th Medical Detachment, and was preparing for deployment to Iraq. Gaffaney, a psychiatric nurse, had worked for San Diego County’s Adult Protective Services Department for many years. He had served in the Navy and later the California National Guard, retiring as a major in 1999. After the September 11 terrorist attacks, he tried to sign up again for military service. Although the Army Reserve at first declined, he got the call about 2 years ago asking him to rejoin. (Sources: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, Nov 7; San Diego Union Tribune, Nov. 7)

 

Sgt Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wis. Krueger was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment and was preparing to be deployed to Afghanistan in mid-December.  Immediately after September 11, Krueger put her schooling at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan on hold to enlist in the Army in support on the war on terrorism. After basic training at Ft Leonard Wood, Mo, she was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, where she graduated as a Mental Health Specialist. In 2003 she was deployed to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom.” In 2008, while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Krueger volunteered for another mission to Afghanistan. (Source: Sheboygan Press, Nov. 11)

Capt Russell Seager, 51, of Racine, Wis. On active duty with his Army Reserve unit, Seager was assigned to the 467th Medical Detachment. A nurse practitioner since 2008 in the Primary Care Mental Health Integration Program at Zablocki Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin, Seager joined the Army Reserve about 4 years ago and pushed to deploy with the unit so he could help soldiers cope with the stresses of war. (Sources: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Nov. 10; New York Times, Nov. 7)

Lt Col Juanita L. Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Md. On active duty with her Army Reserve unit, she was assigned to the 1908th Medical Detachment and was being deployed to Iraq. A nurse practitioner who worked at the Petty Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Maryland since 2005, Warman served as a member of the Trauma Recovery Program. (Sources: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, Nov. 7; US Department of Veterans Affairs, Nov. 10) 

Wounded

Capt Dorothy “Dorrie” Carskadon, 47, of Rockford, Ill.  On active duty with her Army Reserve unit, Carskadon serves with the 467th Medical Detachment. She is a licensed clinical social worker, and at the VA Vet Center in Madison, Wis., oversees other social workers in providing individual and group counseling for combat veterans.  She had worked at the Rockford Vet Center in Illinois. She served in the Army from 1989 to 1994, including a tour in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Shield/Operation Desert Storm. (Sources: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Nov. 19; Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 7)

Staff Sgt Joy Clark, 27, of Des Moines, Ia.  An occupational therapist, Clark joined the Army Reserve in 2001, and was at Fort Hood for additional training. (Des Moines Register, Nov. 9)

 

Staff Sgt Shawn Manning, 33, of Lacey, Wash. He serves as a mental health professional with the 467th Medical Detachment. With a master’s degree in psychology, Manning has been stationed and worked for years as a behavioral health practitioner at Fort Lewis, Wash., and Madigan Hospital. He is a veteran of 2 tours of duty in Iraq, one in 2003 and another in 2006.  His recent deployment had been set for Afghanistan.(Sources: Times-News’ Magicvalley.com, Nov. 11; KIFI local news 8, Nov. 10)

 

2nd Lt Brandy Mason, of Monessen, Penn.  A medical specialist, Mason worked as a mental health counselor out of the Mon Valley Community Health Center in Monessen.  She left that position in 2005 to join the Army, and served in Iraq from October 2006 to December 2007. Currently, she is stationed at Fort Hood with the First Calvary Division, First Brigade Combat Team, 115th Brigade Support Battalion. (Source: Valley-Independent, Nov. 6)

 

Spc Grant Moxon, 23, of Lodi, Wis. Moxon serves with the 467th Medical Detachment, as a Mental Health Specialist.  He is a graduate in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. (Source: Wisconsin State Journal, Nov. 7)