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A troubled veteran at the White House's door
A troubled veteran at the White House's door

Omar Gonzalez was always popular along this quiet cul-de-sac of neat suburban homes near Ft. Hood. "Omar, Omar!" children would shout as they ran to his front door. But at some point, neighbors of the decorated combat veteran started to worry. David Haslach, an Army sergeant who lived three doors down, kept trying to call him, and finally went to his front door, wanting to know what Gonzalez had done with his phone. "It's in the microwave," Gonzalez told him. The government was trying to track him. Gonzalez had started to go "off," Haslach said. He installed motion detector lights and examined the dirt outside his house for footprints. Then after the...

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