Local doc talks about witnessing Ft. Hood shooting - CBS46 News

Local doc talks about witnessing Ft. Hood shooting

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On the day a military jury recommended the death penalty for Maj. Nidal Hassan, now retired Lt. Colonel Curt Misko talked about the day of the mass shooting. Thirteen people were killed and 32 were injured in the shooting in 2009 at Fort Hood, TX.

Misko is a urogynological surgeon. He said was working in the hospital at Fort Hood when the shooting happened.

"I was wondering if it was a drill," said Misko.

He rushed to the emergency room where he was given a patient.

"It was Dana and she had been shot multiple times, I will never forget it," said Misko.

He and a team of medical professionals saved her.

"The teamwork saved her and I happened to be there and I was the quarterback of the team," said Misko.

He said he does not think about Hassan, but had this to say about the recommended death sentence. "When you put someone in the electric chair and the last words are, 'May God have mercy on your soul,' that's what I thought, may God have mercy on his soul, because it may not go that well for him," said Misko.

Misko is now retired from the military. Two weeks ago he moved from Fort Hood to civilian practice at Cherokee Women's Health.

He said what he wants people to remember the victims and those who rushed to their aid.

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