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Ft.Hood Victims denied Military Burial and Purple Heart

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    Sarra Garrettposted 4 years ago

    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. 

    Lets Discuss.

    http://news.yahoo.com/no-purple-hearts- … ories.html

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    The deserve the full honors for which they qualify. Attacks on US soil are, by law, outside some medal categories.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I would have to agree.  Either change, permanently and for everyone, the rules and laws or follow what is in effect now.

      Do not make an exception for one individual or group of individuals.

  3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    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.