Fort Hood General Cites 'Awful Lot of Heroism' During Shooting Rampage

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Wednesday's violence brought back sharp memories of November 2009, when Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan opened fire inside Fort Hood, killing 13 people. He was convicted and sentenced to death in August.

Gen. Ray Odierno said today that the procedures put in place after the 2009 shoot "did help us yesterday," and cited the alert procedures, the response and the training of response forces as preventing Wednesday's shooting from "something that have could have been much worse."

ABC News' Jack Date, Pierre Thomas, and Mike Levine contributed to this report.

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