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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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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 4:30 am | Updated: 2:13 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.

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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      4 comments:

      • fraar posted at 7:41 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

        fraar Posts: 16

        Impeding the trial? That is a pretty ignorant argument.

         
      • Mamma Griz posted at 10:22 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

        Mamma Griz Posts: 217

        "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". If they are worried about awarding the medals at this time, wait till the trial is over (which I hope is sooner rather than later) and then hit DoD again. You can't undermine his trial if it is over and done with. And thank goodness I can't be arrested for thinking what I am about where he should go.

         
      • 7gentxn posted at 8:54 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

        7gentxn Posts: 32

        "Awarding Purple Hearts to the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting would indirectly declare Hasan a terrorist, the paper stated."
        NEWSFLASH: He IS a terrorist AND the shooting WAS an act of WAR!

         
      • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 6:57 am on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

        Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 181

        The only needs that are attended to are for Hasan...murderer.
        The government is so busy bowing to other countries they don't have time for their own people. In this case...the men and women who risked and lost their lives on AMERICAN soil so Hasan can be baby caked. Please...enough already get to the end of this trial. GUILTY...firing squad.

         

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