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Perry Says He's Humbled after Visiting Wounded

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    AUSTIN, TX - MAY 11: Texas Governor Rick Perry waits during his introduction before addressing Austin's largest naturalization ceremony at the Delco Activity Center on May 11, 2007 in Austin, Texas. More than 1,000 area residents representing 85 countries took the Oath of Allegiance to become United States citizens. (Photo by Taylor Jones/Getty Images)

    Texas governor Rick Perry has visited with wounded victims from the Fort Hood shooting.
     
    Perry said at a news conference on Saturday that the soldiers he visited with told him it is an honor to serve their country and they are committed to returning to service. He praised the care they were receiving and described his conversations with the soldiers as "humbling."
     
    Perry says people from across the state have responded to the tragedy, and in some cases, people lined up for hours to give blood to help the wounded.
     
    He says he told the wounded soldiers that the entire state is behind them, and that "there's 24 million Texans praying for them and wishing them well."  

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