WASHINGTON, June 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's largest veteran service organization was saddened today by news of deaths, injuries, and missing status reports of 12 Soldiers during flooding in Fort Hood, Texas, this morning.
According to Fort Hood reports, the massive flood overturned a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle resulting in three Soldiers being killed, three injured, and six are still missing. The names of the victims have not been released.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims. The Legion is troubled by the Soldier's lives that were lost today. It is our hope that the injured make a speedy recovery and the missing are swiftly found so that their loved ones can be at peace," expressed the Legion's National Commander Dale Barnett.
With a current membership of 2.2 million wartime veterans, The American Legion, www.legion.org, was founded in 1919 on the four pillars of a strong national security, veterans affairs, Americanism, and youth programs. Legionnaires work for the betterment of their communities through nearly 14,000 posts across the nation.
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SOURCE The American Legion National Headquarters