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Monday, November 9, 2009 - 8:48am

Soldier with Georgia Ties Killed at Fort Hood

Updated: 5 years ago.
Army Staff Sgt. Justin DeCrow was killed in a rampage at the Fort Hood army base in Texas on Thursday. DeCrow had formerly been stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, and his wife and daughter still lived in the area. (photo courtesy Facebook)

An Indiana funeral is planned for a 32-year-old soldier killed in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, who formerly was stationed in Georgia, where his wife and daughter live.

Army Staff Sgt. Justin M. DeCrow was among those killed in Thursday's shooting. His wife, Marikay DeCrow, said in a statement Saturday that DeCrow's "infectious charm and wit always put others at ease."

She says a funeral was planned for Plymouth, Ind., but details were pending.

DeCrow married Marikay, his high school sweetheart, after finishing high school in Plymouth and joined the Army. DeCrow lived with his family in Evans, Ga. near Fort Gordon before being assigned to Fort Hood in September.

DeCrow was a satellite communications operator-maintainer who to be deployed to Iraq.

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