Eufaula father said son victim in Fort Hood shooting

The Eufaula, Ala., father of Staff Sgt. Chad Davis said his son is recovering after he was hit in the shoulder during a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post.

“He was very positive,” retired Army Col. Mike Davis said Friday of his son after talking with him on the phone.

Chad was among the 30 people wounded Thursday in a shooting rampage that also left 13 people dead. His father said his son has been released from the hospital.

Mike Davis said he didn’t know why his son was at the Soldier Readiness Center where returning soldiers and those preparing to be deployed are processed.

Chad has been in the Army for 14 years. Over the years he has been assigned as an armored tanker but his father didn’t know his current assignment.

Mike Davis said his son is married and wife Megan was headed out to Fort Hood to visit him. After a few days, he said he’s also going for a visit. The couple have no children.

During his military career, Chad has served in Korea twice and in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.Mike Davis said he was very surprised to hear about the shooting on the military post. “It was very shocking out of such a large place,” he said.