Wife of Army soldier describes Fort Hood shooting

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Associated Press

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 11:09 PM

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The wife of an Army soldier says she listened in horror as her husband's cell phone picked up the screams and gunfire from the deadly shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

Melissa Berry of Mason, Ohio, says her husband, Sgt. Joshua Berry, called her Thursday afternoon from inside the Army base's processing center, where authorities say Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire.

Berry says her husband blurted out, "Honey, they're shooting in the room I'm in. I love you." After that, Berry says her husband fell silent but stayed on the line as she heard the chaos that followed. Her husband wasn't injured.

Berry said Friday that the victims' families need support and prayers. She's taking a flight to Texas on Saturday to pick up her husband, who was previously scheduled to transfer to Fort Knox, Ky.

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