DOD: No Purple Hearts in post shooting
Position paper objects to latest attempt by Congress to give Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting victims more benefits, saying it could impede Hasan trial
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Flags Placed at Future Nov. 5 Memorial Site
13 American flags were placed at the planned site of the Nov. 5 Memorial near the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Nov. 5. 13 people were killed and 32 others wounded when alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Hasan, opened fire at Fort Hood's Soldier Readiness Processing Center.
Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:30 am
Updated: 2:13 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.
Posted on Mar 30, 2013
The Department of Defense issued a position paper stating the Pentagon is opposed to victims of the Fort Hood shooting receiving Purple Hearts.
A copy of the position paper sent to the Herald from attorneys representing the plaintiffs in an ongoing legal battle between the Fort Hood shooting victims and the Defense Department stated awarding the medals would undermine Maj. Nidal Hasan’s upcoming trial.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:30 am.
Updated: 2:13 pm.