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Congressmen fight delay in Purple Heart review

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Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:45 pm

The two congressmen who represent Fort Hood are crying foul over a delay of a report that could determine if Purple Heart medals are awarded to victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting.

U.S. Reps. John Carter, R-Round Rock, and Roger Williams, R-Austin, called on Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to follow through with a congressional order that mandates Congress receive a report of the review of the Purple Heart award for the victims of the 2009 terrorist attack on Fort Hood no later than 180 days after the law was enacted, according to a news release from Carter’s office Tuesday.

Thirteen people died in the shooting and more than 30 were injured.

In March, the Defense Department announced the report would be delayed another year, just two months before the Purple Heart report was due, according to Carter’s office.

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