La Crosse, WI (WXOW)- While investigators work to find out why a soldier opened fire on troops at Fort Hood on Thursday, we are learning today that among those dead are two Wisconsin soldiers.
Two others from the state are wounded.
Among the wounded, UW-La Crosse graduate Grant Moxon of Lodi.
Moxon sent a text message to his father saying he was shot in the leg, but would be fine.
Moxon was a psychology major at UW-L.
Melanie Cary is a UW-L Associate Professor of Psychology who had Grant Moxon as a student in one of her psychology classes back in 2006.
She said Grant was academically a solid student, very outgoing and a fun person to be around.
According to the AP, Grant had arrived on the Texas army base on Wednesday and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.
He was sitting in a processing room Thursday when he heard commotion and found himself eye to eye with the shooter.
After being shot above the knee, he pretended to be dead until the shooter moved away.
Grant is a mental health specialist...the same field as the suspected shooter..
He is a former student, one that UW-L faculty remember very well.
"He certainly sticks out as someone we remember. Even after he had my class I would see him in the hallway and he stop and talk. I think he was also a research assistant for one of my colleagues. When he was in town he'd stop by and he's someone we clearly remember," said Melanie Cary, UW-L Associate Professor of Psychology.
Dave Moxon, Grant's father, says his son is recovering, but medics will not remove the bullet, because doing so could cause more damage to his leg.