Shattered Lives: The Survivors of the Fort Hood Shooting Rampage On Nov. 5, 2009, a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded. The survivors waited almost four years for the trial of Nidal Malik Hasan. Hasan, a military psychiatrist getting ready to deploy to Afghanistan, admitted his guilt, and said he was justified in shooting U.S. troops to stop them from harming the Taliban, its leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, and women and children. The survivors have struggled to move on with their lives. As the trial was postponed again and again, many survivors fought with the Army to get the benefits, including the Purple Heart, they believe they deserve. They struggle with PTSD, thoughts of suicide, depression and the loss of the career they thought was secure, unable to serve with their injuries both physically and psychologically. Joleen Cahill, the widow of the only civilian killed, still lives near Killeen and dedicates her time to having a memorial built to the victims. In August of 2013, Hasan was found guilty and sentenced to death by lethal injection. Caption: Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Royal visits the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery on June 27, 2013. Royal regularly visits the cemetery, often running there and back from wherever he parks his car. Royal was shot twice in the back when he ran back to the building to help after initially escaping and encountered Hasan.