Wounded Soldiers Recall Fort Hood Rampage Terror

(Source : ajc) A sergeant shot five times during the rampage at Fort Hood said Wednesday he recalled lying on the floor and locking eyes with Maj. Nidal Hasan after the Army psychiatrist cried out "Allahu Akbar" and unleashed a burst of gunfire into a crowd of soldiers preparing for deployment.Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford said the light from a laser-guided weapon soon trained on him, and he closed his eyes. Lunsford, who lost most of the sight in his left eye in the Nov. 5 attack, was the first in a string of victims who came face-to-face with Hasan at a military hearing to determine whether he should stand trial on 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder. Hasan, 40, looked on intently as fellow soldiers described diving wounded to the ground, crawling through pools of blood and struggling to pull friends to safety. He showed no emotion as several identified him in the courtroom as the gunman in the worst mass shooting ever at an American military base. Lunsford testified that Hasan pulled weapons from his Army combat uniform and shouted "God is Great," in Arabic. "I was wondering why he would say 'Allahu Akbar,'" Lunsford said. He illustrated the pace of the subsequent round of gunfire by rapping his fist on the witness stand. Prosecutor Lt. Col. Steve Henricks asked Lunsford if he got a look at the shooter.