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Sen. Cruz Pays Tribute to Fort Hood Soldiers Killed in Texas Flooding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement as loved ones gather today to honor the Fort Hood soldiers and West Point Cadet whose lives were lost in the recent Texas flooding:

“Today is a day of reflection and remembrance,” Sen. Cruz said. “Fort Hood has faced its share of tragedy in recent years, most recently the untimely deaths of nine brave soldiers when their truck overturned while crossing a flooded creek. Those nine soldiers must be remembered: Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, Spc. Yingming Sun, Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, and Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey.

“Their families have been torn asunder. Each of us should remember those soldiers and all service members who risk their lives for us daily. We can never undo the events of that day, but we can properly honor the courageous patriots who protect our nation and remain forever grateful for them. Heidi and I will continue to lift the men and women of Fort Hood up in our prayers, and we thank God for the courage and bravery of those who risk their lives every day for our nation.” 



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