The Attack of Fort Hood – NOT “Workplace Violence,” Mr. President

Why after all this time is Obama and his administration still blocking efforts by the survivors and victims of Ft. Hood terrorist Nidal Hassan to receive the same benefits as others killed or wounded in combat?

Fort Hood victims want the shooting rampage deemed an act of terror so the injured soldiers and relatives of victims can garner the same benefits as those who are wounded in combat zones. Approximately 160 individuals who were personally impacted by the Texas army post shooting spree, released a video to express their frustration with the work place violence label issued by government officials.

No doubt for political reasons, Obama still won’t allow these people to be recognized, and its causing problems:

Since the Fort Hood shooting has been labeled a work place violence incident, the soldiers cannot apply for certain benefits which are only offered to those injured in a combat scenario. Texas Republican Representative, John Carter, sponsored a bill which would allow the victims and their survivors to become eligible for the combat related provisions, even though the defense secretary did not declare the shooting rampage an act of terrorism.

Staff Sergeant Shawn Manning was shot six times during the Fort Hood attack. His injuries prevent him from continuing to serve in the Army, but he was denied the same benefits as soldiers wounded in battle because his injuries were not considered combat related.

Make sure you check out the report by Megyn Kelly at the end of that article linked above.

Meanwhile, a group has formed to draw attention to the plight of the victims, called “Fort Hood Heroes” they’d like you to check out their video and spread it around via Facebook and Twitter –

Do we really have to wait until after November to turn up the heat?


About Erick Brockway

Living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a son, and two daughters. Working two jobs (welcome to California life), plus a (now retired) reservist in the US Navy Seabees so life is busy!
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