Three years after the White House arranged a hero’s welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant, Kimberly Munley, who helped stop the deadly shooting there, she, as well as the other victims contend that Barack Hussein Obama’s refusal to call the massacre an act of terrorism has deprived them of the full benefits and healthcare to which they otherwise would be entitled.
ABC NEWS Munley and dozens of other victims have now filed a lawsuit against the military alleging the “workplace violence” designation ordered by the Obama Regime and its refusal to call it Islamic terrorism, means Fort Hood victims receive lower priority access to medical care as veterans, and a loss of financial benefits available to those who injuries are classified as “combat related.”
Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the November 2009 rampage by the accused shooter, Major Nidal Hasan, a Muslim, who now awaits a military trial on charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder.
Munley, since laid off from her job with the base’s civilian police force, was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd, confronted Hasan, who witnesses said had shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire on soldiers being processed for deployment to Afghanistan. As Munley lay wounded, Todd fired the five bullets credited with bringing Hasan down.
Despite extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the military has denied the victims a Purple Heart and is treating the incident as “workplace violence” instead of “combat related” or terrorism.
Some of the victims even “had to find civilian doctors to get proper medical treatment” and there are a couple of cases in which the soldiers’ command accused the soldiers of malingering, and would say things to them that “Fort Hood really wasn’t so bad, it wasn’t combat.” Many believe the Army Secretary and others are purposely ignoring their cases out of political correctness.
Shawn Manning, who was shot six times that day at Fort Hood. Two of the bullets remain in his leg and spine. Manning says the “workplace violence” designation has cost him almost $70,000 in benefits that would have been available if his injuries were classified as “combat related.”
Munley says she has no hesitation now speaking out against the President or taking part in the lawsuit, because she wants to help the others who were shot that day and continue to suffer. “We got tired of being neglected. So this was our last resort and I’m not ashamed of it a bit,” said Munley. She is also raising money for a movie about Fort Hood, and says some of the proceeds will go to the victims.