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Soldier killed at Fort Hood honored tonight at Milwaukee school

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A Racine County soldier killed in the Fort Hood massacre will be honored tonight at a college in Milwaukee where he used to teach.

Bryant and Stratton College is holding a candle-light vigil for Russell Seager, 51, of Mount Pleasant. He started teaching there in May of 2005 in the nursing and medical assistant programs.

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Seager was training to go to Afghanistan when he and 12 other soldiers were shot to death a week ago at Fort Hood's processing center.

The college says it will rename a medical assistant classroom for Seager and they'll create a new scholarship in his name.

Also, Seager's name came up a number of times at the Veterans' Day ceremony at the Wisconsin Veterans' Home near Union Grove in Racine County.

Doug Martindale of Elkhorn, a veteran of three wars, told a reporter that a military base is presumed to be the safest place in the world, but not now.

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