Soldier wounded in Fort Hood shooting coming home


ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the soldiers wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Texas Army base in April is returning to his western New York hometown.

Maj. Patrick Miller will be back in Allegany this weekend, when he’ll be the grand marshal in an annual firefighters’ parade on Saturday.

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It will be Miller’s first visit to the Cattaraugus County village since he was wounded April 2 in the mass shooting at Fort Hood that claimed the lives of three soldiers and wounded 16 others. The soldier who fired at his fellow troops committed suicide.

Miller, a member of medical brigade, was credited with keeping others safe from the gunman despite being shot in the abdomen.

Miller is a 2003 graduate of his hometown college, St. Bonaventure University. He’s being transferred next month to Fort Leavenworth in Kansas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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