Skip to comments.Where are the Purple Hearts? Some Truths About Fort Hood
Posted on 11/14/2009 10:39:06 AM PST by AJKauf
welve solders and one civilian army employee were massacred by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an army psychiatrist, on November 5 at Ft. Hood, Texas. Maj. Hasan injured another thirty people, some critically, before being shot himself by the local police.
Will the soldiers whom Hasan killed or injured in this latest terrorist assault receive the Purple Heart?
In my view, they should. But whether they do depends on how the Obama administration decides to spin the episode. If it determines that the soldiers were victims of criminal assault, the answer is No: they do not get this most somber military decoration.
But if the Obama administration determines that those soldiers were injured or killed in the line of duty, then they are eligible for the Purple Heart.....
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He can keep it on the shelf right next to his Nobel Peace Prize and Heismann Trophy.
To my knowledge a Purple Heart has always been awarded for injuries in a ‘declared’ combat zone by Presidential Order.
I don’t think Fort Hood is on that list. Nor do I want to think what this President would declare as a combat zone ... possibly his Press Briefing Room.
US Soldier shoots US soldier?? Purple heart???? Tough one.
Surprise!! Media people are picking up on this several days after we here on FR first spotted it.
The Purple Heart relates to enemy action, not combat zones. Military personnel injured at the Pentagon on 9-11 were awarded Purple Hearts.
To do so, would be to admit that this was a "Terrorist Attack" and thereby also admit that though W kept us safe from attack on our soil for 7 years, O'Bozzo barely made it thru 9 months.
Well, if the New York trial of Kalid Sheik Mohammad is any example, the entire basis for the War on Terror is now a criminal prosecution.
There is no way Obama will allow the Ft Hood slaughter as military action.
Pray for the surival of our beloved US Constitution and the people who defend it.
Eligibility Requirements. Awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with an Armed Force of the United States after 5 April 1917, has been killed or wounded.
In action against an enemy of the United States.
In action with an opposing armed force of a foreign country in which the Armed Forces of the United States are or have been engaged.
While serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in an armed conflict against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party.
As the result of an act of any such enemy or opposing armed force.
As the result of an act of any hostile foreign force.
As the result of friendly weapon fire while actively engaging the enemy.
As the indirect result of enemy action. (example: injuries resulting from parachuting from a plane brought down by enemy or hostile fire.)
As the result of maltreatment inflicted by their captors while a prisoner of war.
After 28 March 1973, as a result of international terrorist attack against the U.S. or a foreign nation friendly to the U.S.
After 28 March 1973, as a result of military operations while serving outside the territory of the United States as part of a peacekeeping force.
Definition. A "wound" is defined as an injury to any part of the body from an outside force or agent, sustained while in action as described in the eligibility requirements. A physical lesion is not required, provided the concussion or other form of injury received was a result of the action in which engaged.
Determination of Eligibility. During World War I, and World War II, and Korea, an individual must have been wounded as a direct result of enemy action. During subsequent conflicts (Vietnam and Operation DESERT STORM), the individual must have been wounded as a result of enemy action (direct or indirect).
I think the requirements are open to subjective determination and could be interpreted either way.
All I know is under DEAR LEADER, this will NEVER happen!!!
Look on page 29 of the Homeland Security Institute link below.
Let Hannity know!!!
Well, disregarding THAT company, would you WANT to receive it from 0bamy or wait until 2012?
That's good enough for me. I say they qualify!
I hate to nitpick, but he is now known as Oba-Mao. Just ask the Chinese.