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Scholarship set in name of Wis. Fort Hood victim

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KIEL (AP) -- A Baraboo couple has established a scholarship honoring a Wisconsin soldier killed in the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shootings.

Tom and Cheryl Hayes never met Staff Sgt. Amy Krueger or her family. But they felt a special connection when they found out she'd been studying psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Tom Hayes is a psychologist from UW-Whitewater. He says he'd been meaning to establish a scholarship, and Krueger's death spurred him to action.

The Sheboygan Press says the Amy Krueger Memorial Scholarship will provide $500 each year to a UW-Whitewater psychology major, with preference given to a student in the Armed Forces.

Jeri Krueger says the Hayes are "wonderful, wonderful people" for keeping her daughter's memory alive.

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Information from: The Sheboygan Press, http://www.sheboygan-press.com

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