It’s hard enough for the families of a soldier to cope with the stress of repeated deployments to a war zone. And it’s no cakewalk for the soldiers themselves. But the garrison environment is generally one of the safest communities around.
Army posts are small cities, with all the aspects you would find in almost any town, with residential neighborhoods, a shopping district, a business district, and industrial parks. But they have historically very low rates of crime.
In fact, this isn’t really a “crime” per se, but an act of terrorism, perpetrated by American soldiers, against American soldiers.
I can’t begin to tell you how my heart aches. Prayers for the families and loved ones of the fallen.