FORT HOOD VICTIMS TO FINALLY GET PURPLE HEART

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February 6, 2015

We The People:

It took an act of Congress to make this happen as Obama would have never done so. This is still a matter of too little too late.

The Washington Times

Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama …
– The Washington Times – Friday, February 6, 2015

The U.S. Army is going to award the Purple Heart to the victims of the 2009 Food Hood killings, various media reported on Friday.

Sources told Fox News that the decision will be widely announced next week. Family members have been pressuring the military to bestow the Purple Heart honor — as well as the accompanying lifelong medical and financial benefits — for years

The Department of Defense finally listened, buoyed in part by a recently passed congressional measure that required top-ranking military officials to take a second look at the victims’ qualifications and reconsider whether they were worthy of the Purple Heart.

The Fort Hood shootings, carried out by former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, were classified acts of “workplace violence,” even though media outlets and witnesses reported that he shouted “Allahu Akbar” while opening fire.

Hasan was convicted in August 2013, after which his attorney released letters to Fox News that indicated he pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of the Islamic State.

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