With One Military Community Wracked With Grief and Rage for the Second Time in Five Years, This Veteran Plants Suffering and Hope. Meet Bob Butler.
Flags and crosses. A military tribute from a veteran to his younger brothers in arms.
On April 2, 2014, the military community of Fort Hood, Texas, was torn by grief, rage and questions as Spc. Ivan Lopez opened fire on his fellow soldiers. It is the second time in four years that families on and off base have waited anxiously for news following a mass shooting. (Major Nidal Malik Hassan killed thirteen in November of 2009.) Perhaps those questions will never be answered, but one veteran in the community stayed focused on the things that really matter.