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Klobuchar Statement Following the Memorial Service at Ft. Hood

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 at 6:59 am

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar released the following statement today after attending the memorial service for the victims of the shooting at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.  One of the victims included Private First Class Kham Xiong from St. Paul, Minnesota.

“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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