The remains of 13 people murdered by a gunman at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5 will be brought to Dover for processing.
A U.S.; Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft will arrive at Dover Air Force Base the night of Nov. 6 with the remains of 12 U.S. Army soldiers and one U.S. Army civilian employee killed Nov. 5 during a gunman's rampage at Fort Hood, Texas.
Upon arrival the bodies will be transported to the Air Force Mortuary Operations Center.
The families of the Fort Hood servicemen have not authorized media coverage and media access to the base will be restricted.
A forensic investigation, including a complete autopsy, will be performed by the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology’s Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner. The autopsy results will be made available to the appropriate federal agencies active in the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
Army Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Operations is working closely with affected families to determine their wishes regarding final preparation of their loved ones remains.