The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting moved closer to receiving the Purple Hearts
The plans for a Central Texas memorial dedicated to the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage have fallen about $78,000 short to complete work on the site.
The survivors of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting thought they could finally put that nightmare to rest — until the recent shooting at the base started it all over again.
The rampage at Fort Hood that left three dead and 16 wounded last week was related to the shooter’s request for leave from the Army post.
Fort Hood has razed the building where an Army psychiatrist carried out a shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
The building at a Central Texas military post where an Army psychiatrist opened fire and fatally shot 13 people will be demolished and replaced with a memorial park.
A charity that collected $1 million after the Fort Hood shooting rampage says it’s trying to distribute the money before the year’s end but won’t say how the remainder will be spent.
Nidal Hasan collected nearly $300,000 in military salary while awaiting trial for the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, but his attorney said that nearly all of it was given to charity.
Sen. John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz have introduced a bill to reclassify the 2009 Fort Hood shooting as an act of terror and provide more benefits for victims and their kin.
The dispute over the beard had led to the ouster of the original judge in his court-martial. The new judge had allowed Hasan to keep it as his trial last month.
Victims and relatives of the 13 people killed in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood have protested that the government has categorized the shooting as workplace violence.
Three Texas Congressmen have proposed legislation in both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that would give Fort Hood shooting victims the same benefits as soldiers who have been the victim of terrorist attacks.