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Sauk County family says son wounded at Fort Hood

DENZER, Wis. (AP) - A Sauk County family says their son was one of the soldiers injured in the Fort Hood shooting, and they're grateful he is recovering.

Relatives say 28-year-old Sgt. John Pagel of the small community of Denzer was shot in the arm.

His father, Merton Pagel, tells WISC-TV a bullet went through his son's arm and chest. He says he feels sad for what happened and hopes his son comes home soon.

Pagel was at the Texas Army base Thursday when a gunman sprayed bullets, killing at least 13 and injuring more than two dozen. The Associated Press has confirmed two Wisconsin soldiers were killed and at least three others injured.

Pagel was preparing to deploy with the 467th Medical Detachment. His wife, Kandie Pagel, says John called her Friday night to tell her what happened.



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