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George Hennard

Luby's Cafeteria Massacre

Former drummer for the band Missing Links, which never really amounted to anything. His bandmates considered him a misogynist, and someone very difficult to get along with, or even tolerate. The band broke up soon before the shooting.

On October 16, 1991, George Hennard drove a 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck into Luby's Cafeteria at Killeen TX. Hennard yelled "This is what Bell County has done to me!" then opened fire with a Glock 17 and later a Ruger P89, killing 22 people. A fat man threw himself through a plate glass window, permitting him and several others to escape. Hennard also permitted a four-year-old girl to leave, along with her mother. How thoughtful of him.

At the time, the Luby's massacre was the worst mass murder in U.S. history.

Police shot Hennard several times, who then killed himself with a gunshot wound to the head, in the hallway leading to the toilets. On his cadaver was found a ticket for The Fisher King, a Robin Williams film based on the aftermath of a nightclub massacre similar in character to the one committed by Hennard.


15 Oct 1956 George Hennard born, Sayre PA.
1974 Graduates high school.
1974 Joins the U.S. Navy.
1977 Joins the Merchant Marine.
1981 Arrested in Texas for possession of marijuana.
May 1982 Seaman's papers suspended (racist remarks or altercation.)
1989 Seaman's papers revoked (marijuana possession.)
Feb 1991 Purchases a Glock 17 and a Ruger P89, Henderson TX.
Jun 1991 "Please give me the satisfaction of one day laughing in the face of all those mostly white treacherous female vipers." Letter to Jill Fritz, written 4 months before massacre.
Sep 1991 Hennard tries (twice) to sell the two guns used in the massacre.
15 Oct 1991 "You dumb bitch! You bastards opened the door for all the women!" Screamed at a TV set showing the Anita Hill interview during the confirmation hearings of future Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
16 Oct 1991 Luby's massacre.

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