Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting returns home

ALLEGANY, N.Y. (KXAN) — Maj. Pat Miller, who was shot at Fort Hood in April, received a special welcome home in Allegany, New York on Friday.

Miller will go through continued recovery and take part in a parade this weekend.

After two weeks in intensive care, and now a third surgery, he is getting better every day. Miller was one of three people hurt who were still able to call police and get other soldiers to safety.

He led seven people to safety by herding them into an office and locking the doors.

Miller served two tours of duty in Iraq where he had some close calls but was never injured.

Shooter Ivan Lopez killed three others and wounded 16 people before killing himself as military police confronted him. Authorities say Lopez got into an argument with others over being denied a request for leave.

Fort Hood officials have said Lopez was undergoing mental health appointments and was being assessed for post traumatic stress disorder, but was not diagnosed with the condition. 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. Users 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.

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