- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An armed Army veteran says he’s doing what he can to protect a military recruiting center in Des Moines.

KCCI-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1SAvDZj ) veteran Kim Paulsen was spending time Tuesday pacing in front of a recruiting office, located in a strip mall in east Des Moines.

Paulsen was dressed in military fatigues and carried a rifle as he walked on a sidewalk between parked cars and the recruiting center.

He says, “I feel I need to be here, doing this,” because of the shooting deaths last week of four Marines and one Navy sailor at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Paulsen says he hopes his presence will prevent a similar attack on the Des Moines office, where military personnel are not armed.

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Information from: KCCI-TV, https://www.kcci.com

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