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Obama plans to attend service Wednesday at Fort Hood, site of shooting rampage last week

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    Jonathan Cornelius bows his head for a moment of silence during a tribute to the victims and families affected by the Fort Hood shooting, at Lions Club Park in Killeen, Texas.

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    Active members of the military, veterans and civilians sign posters at Lions Club Park that will be delivered to the families of the victims affected by the Fort Hood shooting tragedy, on Friday, April 4, 2014, in Killeen, Texas. On April 2, three people were killed and 16 were wounded when a gunman opened fire before taking his own life at the Fort Hood military base. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

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Jonathan Cornelius bows his head for a moment of silence during a tribute to the victims and families affected by the Fort Hood shooting, at Lions Club Park in Killeen, Texas.

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WASHINGTON — A White House aide says President Barack Obama plans to attend a memorial service Wednesday at Fort Hood — the site of last week’s shooting rampage.

A Fort Hood spokesman confirms there will be a remembrance ceremony that day, and presidential adviser Dan Pfeiffer tells CBS’ “Face the Nation” that Obama will be there.

Investigators say that an Army truck driver, Ivan Lopez, had an argument before opening fire at the Texas post last Wednesday, killing three soldiers and wounding 16 others before taking his own life.

Fort Hood’s commander hasn’t discussed the cause of the argument.

The attack was the second at the base since 2009, when 13 people were killed in a shooting by an Army psychiatrist.

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