You have got to be kidding me! These soldiers who were gunned down on Ft. Hood in 2009 were killed while on Active Duty and deserve FULL MILITARY HONORS.
http://news.yahoo.com/no-purple-hearts- … ories.html
The deserve the full honors for which they qualify. Attacks on US soil are, by law, outside some medal categories.
I understand the rationale for not qualifying them for Purple Heart status. The Pentagon attack was an act of war by terrorists; the Fort Hood attack was peer-instigated violence in a military workplace. I know it's angering and diappointing to think that honor doesn't extend to those victims, and the event was traumatic and horrible (I'm a veteran, and I live in Texas). But I do see why they want to retain the original intent and purpose of that award.
by mdawson176 years ago
Many already know that the killer survived from his act of massive terrorism; however I do not know if many understand that we the tax payers are also footing the bill for his recovery!Because he too was active military...
by Friendlyword6 years ago
I think they should be tried where the crime occurred. I think we New Yorkers deserve to some kind of justice at long last. We did not get the Towers rebuilt immediately like we should have. The leaders of this...
by janesix4 years ago
I have my doubts
by Stacie L4 years ago
By Bill Briggs, NBC News contributor The Second World War cost John Henckel his life. The Purple Heart medal he earned for his valiant death comes far cheaper.For $395, you can buy the award the Army granted...
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