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Wisconsin soldier praised after Fort Hood shooting

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RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A military spokesman has praised the heroics of a Wisconsin soldier who helped other soldiers injured in the Fort Hood shooting before tending to her own wounds.

Lt. Gen. Bob Cone told NBC's "Today" show Friday that 19-year-old Amber Bahr of Random Lake helped apply a tourniquet to an injured soldier. He says Bahr then attended to other soldiers before realizing she'd been shot.

Bahr was one of 30 soldiers injured in the shooting at the Texas base Thursday, which left 13 dead. Her family was originally told Bahr had been shot in the belly, but Bahr later told them she'd been shot in the back.

Her mother says it's a big relief to hear Bahr is OK.

Shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was shot four times. He's hospitalized in stable condition.

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