Minnesota soldier shot at Fort Hood to return to trainingby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — One of the Minnesota soldiers wounded in the shooting rampage at Fort Hood will soon be back training to go to Iraq.
Keara Bono lives in Otsego, with her husband, Joe Torkelson. She's an Army reservist who serves with a unit from Topeka, Kansas. It is preparing to go to Iraq, and Bono was waiting for to be checked out for her deployment when she was shot. Torkelson said his wife is lucky to be alive.
"She got grazed on the top of the head and then she had another bullet, they don't know if it ricocheted off of something, [but] it was probably a half inch into her back," he said. "And I guess immediately other soldiers saw that she was in trouble and started applying pressure to her wounds and helping her out."
Torkelson said that she was treated, released and the Army is offering counseling to the victims of the shooting. He said that his wife expects to return to training soon, and could ship out on her unit's expected departure date on December 7th.