The gunfire pops lasted just 15 seconds.
It was 15 seconds of chaos as stunned soldiers tried to register what was interrupting their routine meeting during an afternoon lull at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.
And yet, in such a short time that is remembered by violence, soldiers sprang to their feet in heroic acts to care for each other.
It's 15 seconds that Sgt. George Long constantly recalls.
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