LODI (WKOW) -- An army reserve specialist from Lodi survived the Ft. Hood shooting rampage.
Grant Moxon, 23, is a member of the 467th Medical Detachment, based in Madison.
27 News has also learned Sgt. John Pagel, from Sauk County, was hurt in the shootings. His step mom tells 27 News he was treated and released from a hospital. Pagel is the fourth known injured soldier from Wisconsin. Others are Dorothy Carskadon, a team leader at the Vet Center in Madison, and 19-year-old Amber Bahr of Random Lake.
Two soldiers.. including 51-year-old Russell Seager of Racine, and 29-year-old Amy Krueger, of Kiel, were killed in the attacks.
Officials in Texas have said 13 people died in the attacks, and 30 were hurt.
No word from the 467th Medical Detachment as to how many people from their unit were in Texas, or how many total were affected by Thursday's tragedy.
Grant Moxon arrived at Fort Hood on Wednesday, and was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan. Instead, he lived thru a nightmare.
His father, Dave Moxon, was shocked when he received a text message from his son reading, “This is grant. Got shot in the leg. I'm gonna be ok.”
“I don't think anybody saw it coming, and why would they?” Dave said.
Grant joined the army reserve in 2008. He worked as a mental health specialist, trained to help soldiers deal with combat-related stress.
He was sitting in a processing room in Fort Hood Thursday, when he heard a commotion.
“He said he looked up, and this guy is standing there looking at him right in the face,” Dave said. “All of a sudden, he pulled up a gun and started shooting.”
The alleged shooter, major Nidal Malik Hasan, shot Moxon in the leg.
“He said I can't believe I wasn't shot in the head, because he's looking right at the guy from close range, and he just felt very fortunate about that,” Dave said.
Moxon pretended he was dead. And when the shooter finally left, he made a break for it, and ran to another building.
“Then people started taking care of his wound, do the compressions, stop the bleeding,” Dave said.
Moxon is recovering, but will live with a permanent reminder of the tragedy that killed 13 of his comrades.
“We found out the bullet's embedded in his leg, and they're not going to take it out it because they feel it will do more damage to remove the bullet than to leave it in there,” Dave said.
Moxon says communicating with his son is really difficult right now. Grant lost his cell phone during the commotion, and the army is keeping tight wraps on anyone who involved in the tragedy.
Nineteen-year-old Amber Bahr of Random Lake was also injured (Click here to read more about Amber)
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