Wounded Military Get Purple Hearts for “Workplace Violence”?

Why did it take this long to give purple hearts to soldiers wounded by a “religious warrior” who wants to join the Islamic State? It seems completely incomprehensible that it would take six years to recognize people shot by a religious extremist who was loyal to an enemy of the United States. But these people were wounded at the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. The Defense Department insisted that the incident merely counted as a matter of “workplace violence.” [From April 3, 2013: “Should Read more […]

Should Fort Hood Shooting Victims Receive Purple Hearts?

On November 5, 2009, Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, located just outside of Killeen, Texas.  Before being wounded and captured, Hasan had killed 13 people and wounded 32 more.  He targeted only military personnel, passing by a number of civilians without shooting at them. Due to base policy, none of the military personnel at Fort Hood are allowed to carry firearms except for military police, so those being targeted had no way of defending themselves. Hasan Read more […]