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Fort Hood victim to attend State of the Union
star-telegram.com ^

Posted on 01/27/2014 3:41:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA

On Tuesday, retired Army Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford will walk into the U.S. House for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address wearing his dress blues.

Lunsford, one of the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, said he wants the nation to see a survivor.

“I want all Americans to see the true meaning of patriotism and resolve,” said Lunsford, who will be the guest of Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican whose congressional district stretches from the edges of Tarrant County to Austin.

“I want to be there just so that our commander in chief can see me and know that we [the Fort Hood victims] are bouncing back,” Lunsford, 47, of North Carolina, said in a phone interview. “That’s the spirit of the American soldiers.”

Lunsford, who is among those still seeking combat-related healthcare and benefits because the shooting is classified as workplace violence rather than terrorism, said he hopes his presence sends a message.

Williams and other members of Congress have been working on legislation to ensure that the victims of the attack at Fort Hood — one of the worst mass shootings on a military base, in which 13 people died and nearly three dozen were injured — receive the same benefits as Purple Heart recipients, which include combat-related special compensation.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/27/2014 3:41:16 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
See also: Dad of Army Suicide Victim going to State of The Union
2 posted on 01/27/2014 3:48:41 AM PST by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

He ewill either be (a) ignored by the MSM, or (b) portrayed simply as “yet another victim of gun violence in our horrible culture”. There is no room inside the shriveled Leftist brain for self-doubt.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 3:49:47 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’m not seeing where you draw any conclusion from the article for your parenthetical comment with the headline. Are you anticipating an anti-gun message by the Pretender?


4 posted on 01/27/2014 3:50:38 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

the GOP should man up and invite the Navy Yard survivors. Boston marathon survivors, and also the Benghazi survivors to watch the SOTU as their guests


5 posted on 01/27/2014 3:50:40 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If I were boner... and if I were we would all be better off but still... if I were boner... I would have all four Benghazi families at that SOTU and they would have T-shirts on that read, “IT MATTERS to us more than ANYTHING”!


6 posted on 01/27/2014 3:51:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: T-Bird45

My parenthetical comment is my opinion. Why would he have a Fort Hood shooter in the box? To highlight the success of gun free zones? To highlight the fact that this is still termed “workplace violence”?


7 posted on 01/27/2014 3:52:22 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Since the government had the Muslim “soldier of Allah” who murdered 14 (the unborn baby counts) on its payroll, I would think this survivor would be a prime example of government’s insane PC disease, and its social engineering in our military.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 3:52:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Red in Blue PA
"an attack on gun rights at SOTU?"

Sorry, I don't see it that way. I think it is meant to embarrass BroncoBama about the Democrat's claims of work place violence as opposed to what it really was - Islamic terrorism.

9 posted on 01/27/2014 3:52:54 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Fort Hood shooter= Fort Hood survivor


10 posted on 01/27/2014 3:53:24 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Still ignored by the Press and the US Congress.


"Army Major (Hasan) Played Role in 2008 Presidential (Obama) Transition"

11 posted on 01/27/2014 3:54:13 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Red in Blue PA

I can guarantee that this article, or any reference to it, will not see the light of day in my local “Platitudinous Obama Official Propaganda Outlet”.

Maybe I should just use the statement as a tag line.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 3:54:25 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Why would he have a Fort Hood shooter in the box? To highlight the success of gun free zones? To highlight the fact that this is still termed “workplace violence”?

"Lunsford, who will be the guest of Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican...

13 posted on 01/27/2014 3:55:04 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: broken_arrow1; Admin Moderator; All

Oops, missed that. My fault. Mods, please take my parenthetical musings out of the title.

Need to have some coffee before posting.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 3:56:13 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There was only one Ft Hood shooter—and he will most definitely NOT be there.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 3:58:27 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Whoops!—didn’t see your corrections—sorry!


17 posted on 01/27/2014 4:00:03 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"an attack on gun rights at SOTU?"

There are so many Obama failures to cover at the SOTU. And so little time. Gun control is just one. I'll be watching with the sound off.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 4:00:46 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Pecos

no room inside the shriveled Leftist brain for self-doubt.

There is more to it than that. Their ideas CAN’T be wrong, thus when they fail it is only because they didn’t do them enough.

On another note, I just wonder how it feels to be a human prop....


19 posted on 01/27/2014 4:08:34 AM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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To: broken_arrow1; Red in Blue PA
"Lunsford, who will be the guest of Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican...

Thanks and dittos to b_a1 and RIF for Red. Just spitballing here, Red, but I'm going to say Rep. Williams is absolutely on the other side of what your comment ass-u-mes.

20 posted on 01/27/2014 4:12:21 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Since Obama has already made known he is going to seize more and more unconstitutional power, there should be NO Repubs in the chamber.

Instead, they will sit there like little lambs, as legislators throughout history have when a dictator is consolidating his power.

Repeat: NO REPUBLICAN should be present at the STFU. It is the ONLY way the average zombie might perceive that something is wrong in Washington.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 4:18:49 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Red in Blue PA

Keep muzzies out of our military and the Ft. Hood type problem goes away.


22 posted on 01/27/2014 4:20:18 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: Red in Blue PA
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford has been campaigning for proper treatment for a very long time. He certainly is not a member of Obamas " Alahu Akbar" circle. I hope he brings a few rotten tomatoes to cast into the speakers well.

He also seems to be a Freemason. We should wish him Godspeed.

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23 posted on 01/27/2014 4:25:52 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Arthur McGowan

Repeat: NO REPUBLICAN should be present at the STFU. It is the ONLY way the average zombie might perceive that something is wrong in Washington.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

AGREED!


24 posted on 01/27/2014 4:26:57 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Why would he have a Fort Hood shooter in the box?”

But the man is going as a guest of a Republican, not at Obama’s invite.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 4:36:11 AM PST by jocon307
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To: basil

“There was only one Ft Hood shooter—and he will most definitely NOT be there.”

But he could be.

He’s not dead yet, like he should be.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 5:01:29 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
I am reasonably sure pResident Obama will not see Sgt. Lunsford or if he does, he will just assume Lunsford is just another of his adoring public. And I am damn sure us folks in fly over land will not see him. The cameras will be hard focused on FLOTUS and Obama’s adoring politically helpful props er guests.
Nope, it is probably just a waste of time and money for Sgt Lunsford to even bother.
27 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:01 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Red in Blue PA
So Osama Obama will be speaking about workplace violence? Cool!
28 posted on 01/27/2014 5:08:30 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Fort Hood shooter= Fort Hood survivor

The shooter survived.

29 posted on 01/27/2014 5:14:46 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: ctdonath2

You’ve got that right!

This incident was when I had my eyes open to the fact that no one on the base was armed and could stop the guy.

I’ve never been in the service—but this makes absolutely no sense to me! Our guys were left defenseless—like sitting ducks.

At the very least, I assumed the the base police would be armed. It was a real shocker for me-—and Fort Hood is not very far from my home—and very close to our “ranch” property.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 5:17:52 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Red in Blue PA

If retired Army Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford has been packing there is a good possibility he could have capped the muslim before anyone died. If anyone else in the hospital had been packing there is a good possibility that the muslim could have capped before anyone died.

The deaths are the result of braindead, clueless anti-gun democrats.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 5:28:28 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: Red in Blue PA

Woopie doo.........

Just another victim of ‘workplace violence’ after all.......


32 posted on 01/27/2014 6:05:22 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s not enough room for this guy next to the First Lady. They did manage to make space for the gay basketball player, though.


33 posted on 01/27/2014 8:41:09 AM PST by TheGipperWasRight
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To: Red in Blue PA

another symbol of an Obama disgrace.

The Ft. Hood shooter will die of old age.


34 posted on 01/27/2014 8:44:09 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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