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  • Waco shooting: Purple Heart recipient among nine bikers killed

    05/21/2015 4:16:12 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 192 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 21 May 2015 17.24 EDT | Associated Press in Waco
    One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group. An Associated Press review of Texas court records and a database maintained by the state department of public safety turned up no criminal history in Texas for Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65, of New Braunfels. And his son Vincent Ramirez told the San Antonio Express-News that he was not violent.
  • About Damn Time

    04/18/2015 7:39:19 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 18, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has ordered that “all possible benefits,” be awarded to the families of those murdered by Muslim terrorist Nidal Hassan in the 2009 Fort Hood killings. This comes on the heels of last weeks’ Purple Heart award ceremonies for the Ft. Hood victims of Hassan; award presentations delayed 5 years thanks to the decision of Barack Hussein Obama to mask the Islamic terror murders committed by a fellow Muslim by declaring them “work place violence.” This despicable decision rendered family members ineligible for military benefits and the fallen unable to be awarded the Purple Heart....
  • Purple Heart Recipients To Receive Full Health Benefits

    Short Video Clip....Due to Fox News reporting, the ones injured at Ft. Hood will receive full health benefits as well as their purple hearts. Thank God.
  • Obama Should Present Fort Hood Purple Hearts, Apologize

    02/10/2015 3:47:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 10, 2016 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Political Correctness: The Army has announced that as a result of Congress' making victims of attacks by foreign terrorist acts eligible, the Fort Hood victims will get Purple Hearts, and civilians will get Defense of Freedom medals. That language broadened the definition of an attack on eligible victims to include an assault by "a foreign terrorist organization." The definition includes attacks by a perpetrator or perpetrators in contact with a foreign terrorist organization or "inspired or motivated by a foreign terrorist organization" prior to the attack. The Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood by Maj. Nidal Hasan, in which...
  • Army approves Purple Hearts for soldiers wounded in 2009 Fort Hood shooting

    02/06/2015 11:09:43 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2015 | By Dan Lamothe
    Army Secretary John McHugh said Friday that he has approved awarding the Purple Heart and its civilian counterpart to those wounded during a mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009, following years of pressure from families and a change in rules approved by Congress. The Nov. 5, 2009, shooting killed 13 people and wounded more than 30. It was carried out by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, who was convicted in August 2013 of 13 counts of murder and 32 counts of attempted murder. Hasan said he acted because of what he alleged was U.S. aggression against Muslims...
  • Army to award Purple Heart to Fort Hood victims

    02/06/2015 8:17:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/6/15 | foxnews
    The U.S. Army has decided to award the Purple Heart to victims of the Fort Hood massacre, sources tell Fox News. Three sources confirmed that the Army will announce the decision by next week.
  • The 2009 Fort Hood victims finally receive their Purple Hearts

    12/20/2014 3:34:15 AM PST · by RedMDer · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2014 | Chuck Yarling
    “It’s long past time to call the Fort Hood attack what it was: radical Islamic terrorism. And, this recognition for Fort Hood terrorist victims is overdue. The victims and their families deserve our prayers and support, and this legislation rightly honors them for defending our nation in the face of a heinous act of terror”
 - Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Roger Williams (R-Texas) added words to legislation of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that expanded “eligibility for the Purple Heart to include members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or wounded...
  • Fort Hood Attack Victims Closer to Purple Hearts

    12/14/2014 9:37:04 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/13/2014 | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits.
  • Fort Hood attack victims closer to Purple Hearts

    12/12/2014 8:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 8:23 PM EST | Nomaan Merchant
    The victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting that left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded moved closer Friday to receiving the Purple Hearts many say they are due. Congress passed a defense policy bill Friday evening that includes a provision making victims of the attacks at the Texas Army post eligible for the Purple Heart. The award given to military personnel wounded in battle also offers increased retirement benefits. The Department of Defense has denied the award to Fort Hood shooting victims, calling the November 2009 attack an act of workplace violence, not terrorism. That distinction has angered...
  • Ft. Hood Victims May Get Purple Heart, Lingering Questions Remain (It's About Time)

    12/08/2014 10:10:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2014 | Larry Provost
    The House has finally approved recognition to the victims of the 2009 Islamic terror attack at Ft. Hood. The Senate may pass the legislation this week. However, lingering questions remain. In June 2009 Islamic terrorist Major Nadal Hassan, a member of the U.S. military who had been promoted despite poor performance reviews and troubling sympathies to Islamic terrorism, opened fire on his fellow service members at Ft. Hood, Texas. Islamic terrorist Hassan killed 13 soldiers and wounded 32 others while screaming “Allahu Akbar! (God is Great!)” Survivors of the attack, wounded and non-wounded, along with a majority of the American...
  • Fort Hood Shooting Victims Will AT LAST Receive Purple Hearts

    12/06/2014 7:38:51 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 6, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Five years after the Fort Hood shootings, Congress is set to make the victims of the shooting eligible to receive Purple Hearts. This benefit and honor had previously been denied them by an Obama administration which insisted that the Islamic, terrorist act was actually workplace violence. The provision states that “Purple Heart medals will be awarded to ‘members of the armed forces killed or wounded in domestic attacks inspired by foreign terrorist organizations.’ The provision is included in the 2015 defense bill which is likely to pass the House this week prior to being considered by the Senate next week....
  • ‘Long Overdue’: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill

    12/04/2014 6:08:30 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-4-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    December 4, 2014 ‘Long Overdue’: Purple Hearts for Fort Hood, Little Rock Victims Rolled Into Defense Funding Bill The White House threatened to veto such language before, but is faced this time with a bipartisan, bicameral compromise. WASHINGTON — In May 2012, President Obama threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act because, among other reasons, the bill would have awarded Purple Hearts to the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting and Little Rock recruitment office shooting.“The Administration objects to section 552, which would grant Purple Hearts to the victims of the shooting incidents in Fort Hood, Texas, and...
  • Fort Hood shooting victims will soon be eligible to receive Purple Heart

    12/04/2014 8:43:08 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Victims of the Fort Hood shooting will soon be eligible to receive the Purple Heart, with Congress pushing ahead with a policy change that would officially recognize domestic terrorism as an issue, rather than the “workplace violence” designation the Obama administration had used. The issue has been contentious since the 2009 attack, with victims and their family members saying Army Maj. Nidal Hasan’s shooting spree was clearly linked to the broader war on terror that the U.S. is fighting overseas.
  • The American Flag Daily: The Purple Heart

    08/07/2014 4:23:37 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 1 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 7, 2014 | JasonZ
    The Badge of Military Merit, which would eventually become the Purple Heart, was established by General George Washington on August 7, 1782 and awarded to three Revolutionary War soldiers. It was not awarded again until after World War I and, having not been formally abolished, is the oldest military award still given in the United States.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart Medal...82 years old! ~ 07 August 2014

    08/06/2014 5:59:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 129 replies
    Serving The Best Troops & Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ The Purple Heart Medal … 82 Years Old! Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. President George W. Bush awards a Purple Heart medal and citation to U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Patrick Howard of Windermere, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., as Howard's parents Bertha and Wally Howard look on. Howard is recovering from wounds suffered in Operation Iraqi Freedom. White House photo by Eric Draper The...
  • Decorated Marine Seeking Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Cicero1234 · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/14 | Lance Cary
    Hoping some Freepers might take interest in this local race in west Kentucky. My candidate is running for judge executive in Marshall County, Kentucky. His name is Kevin Neal, and he's a decorated U.S. Marine. During his 20 years of service he served security tours in Bosnia and Haiti and three combat tours in Iraq. During his time in Iraq he led five 6-man sniper teams on 50 Guardian Angel missions as a Scout Sniper Sergeant. He was wounded in a mortar attack in 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2006. His medals include the Purple Heart and the USO...
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Bury Their Purple Hearts at Ft. Hood

    01/11/2014 11:44:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2014 | Larry Provost
    Sometimes heroes are not recognized when they should be. The case of COL (RET) Kathy Platoni, and her fellow survivors and victims of the Ft. Hood Terrorist Attack of November, 2009, is a sad example of this. The prevalence of political correctness is not helping in this situation. COL Platoni believes she is far from alone and that there are many heroes of this horrific terrorist attack who remain forgotten. Dr. Platoni, a now retired Army Reserve psychologist who has had her own private practice for 20 years and has been a practicing psychologist for 34 years, has had a...
  • Dog helps Purple Heart war veteran ‘feel human again’

    01/06/2014 11:24:46 PM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | BRANDON SHULLEETA
    Purple Heart recipient from Mechanicsville feels ‘like a human again’ with help of service animal Gunner was provided to Pearce by the nonprofit Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind through its America’s VetDogs project, which became a separate nonprofit organization in 2006.
  • Purple Heart Arrives for Vietnam Casualty, 43 Years Later

    11/12/2013 1:16:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Just 18 inches of ground separated Al Wall and Sergeant Merle Dentino. They were the last troops out of Cambodia in 1967, waiting for their next assignment in the Vietnam War. Soon they would be going home. It was a pre-dawn morning in June - the men slept on the ground in a camp. “For some reason I got on the left hand side, he got on the right hand side,” recalled Wall. “Just completely a random act.” On that sinister, dark foggy morning, a pair of mortar explosions cracked the silence. There were screams, yelling. “I was actually turned...
  • Soldier's 'Salute Seen Around the World' Brought Men to Tears (video)

    10/16/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT · by kimtom · 19 replies
    http://gma.yahoo.com ^ | Oct 16, 2013 | Katie Kindelan
    U.S. Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis was lying on a hospital bed in Afghanistan, hooked up to a breathing tube with his right hand heavily bandaged when he was awarded a Purple Heart for his valor in the battlefield. None of that, however, stopped Hargis, 24, from following military protocol and lifting his bandaged hand to salute the Ranger Regimental Commander who pinned the Purple Heart to his red, white and blue blanket. "Grown men began to weep and we were speechless at a gesture that speak[s] volumes about Josh's courage and character," one of the officers present in the...
  • Accused Identity Forger Was Prejudiced at Trial

    08/29/2013 4:43:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | August 29, 2013 | PHILIP A. JANQUART
    (CN) - A man facing deportation should have been allowed to admit his delayed birth certificate into evidence, even though he may have obtained the document through fraud, the 9th Circuit ruled. Joseph Anderson Evans Sr. had been barred from using the certificate when he was tried in Washington for being an alien in the United States after deportation. Evans also faced a separate trial on 42 counts of fraudulently obtaining supplemental Social Security benefits, unlawfully acquiring food stamps, making a false claim of citizenship, and making a false statement in an application for a passport. Federal prosecutors said Evans...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart....81 years old! ~ 07 August 2013

    08/06/2013 6:00:25 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 77 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ The Purple Heart … 78 Years Old! Canteen Mission StatementShowing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. President George W. Bush shakes hands with U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Charles Cozart of Arizona City, Ariz., Thursday, July 3, 2008, after awarding Cozart with a Purple Heart medal and citation at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Joining the ceremony, background, are his father and mother, Kevin and Sharon Cozart, and his grandparents, Arthur and Betty Cozart. White...
  • Obama Visits Wounded Service Members

    03/02/2012 3:47:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    abc ^ | 3/2/12 | Mary Bruce
    President Obama spent this afternoon visiting wounded service members at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, meeting 27 injured troops and awarding eight purple hearts. During his visit to the hospital the president met with 11 soldiers, 14 Marines, one sailor and one NATO forces member, according to the White House. Twenty-six of the service members that the president met were injured in Afghanistan and one was wounded in Iraq. The visit comes just two days after the president honored Iraq veterans at a White House dinner, praising those who served as heroes and welcoming them home after nearly nine...
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Victims Outraged as Feds Refuse to Call Fort Hood Attack Terrorism

    10/20/2012 8:52:24 PM PDT · by robowombat · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 19 Oct 2012 04:50 PM | Todd Beamon
    Victims of the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood in Texas that killed 13 people and wounded dozens more are outraged that the U.S. government refuses to classify it as an act of terrorism. About 160 victims and their families released a video on Thursday describing the shooting — in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire on a room full of soldiers — and arguing why it should be classified as a terrorist attack. ...... The U.S. Department of Defense has ruled the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting a case of workplace violence. ...... Hasan consulted by email with top...
  • Obama's Muslim Administration vs. Ft. Hood Victims

    10/11/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Self | Oct. 11, 2012 | Stayfree
    Megan Kelly of Fox News did a telephone interview with the wife of one of the Ft. Hood victims. She confirmed the fact that the Obama Muslim Administration still refuses to call the Ft. Hood attack by Maj. Hasan an act of terrorism even though he had email communications with senior al-Qaeda recruiter and Yemen-based cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. So far, the administration refuses to allow those victims of the attack to receive Purple Hearts and other benefits and yet it continues to keep Terrorist Hasan on the military payroll at $6,000/month!!
  • Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood Attack as an 'Act of Terrorism'

    02/14/2013 5:31:02 AM PST · by libstripper · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 13, 2013 | NED BERKOWITZ
    In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and 'betrayed' by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families. "It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism," wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep....
  • Treatment of the Fort Hood Victims

    02/14/2013 12:25:30 PM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    In 2010, Kimberly Munley sat next to Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. Munley was invited as a hero of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings. As a civilian police officer, Munley fired back after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire in an attack that killed 13 adults and wounded 32. Munley was shot three times. Her partner, Mark Todd, fired the shots that brought down Hasan and ended the carnage. Three years later, Munley told ABC News reporter Brian Ross, she feels "betrayed," as Obama broke his promise to care for the Fort...
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/13/2013 2:31:07 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 9 replies
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview broadcast on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected." There was no...
  • Obama Should Classify Fort Hood Attack As Act Of Terror

    02/14/2013 4:48:09 PM PST · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: Victims of the Fort Hood shooting, including a prior SOTU guest, say they've been neglected by the military, "betrayed" by the president and denied full benefits in the name of political correctness. Kimberly Munley was one of two police officers who confronted Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan when he shouted "Allahu Akbar" and opened fire on U.S. soldiers. Thirteen people were killed, including a pregnant soldier, and 32 others shot in the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas. Munley was shot three times as she and her partner, Sgt. Mark Todd,...
  • Who's Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post

    02/15/2013 4:34:11 PM PST · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | February 15, 2013 | Daniel Clark
    Who’s Minding The Military?: Obama abandons his post by Daniel Clark If outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s testimony on the Benghazi attack is to be believed, President Obama abandoned his post as Commander-in-Chief, even as the lives of ambassador Chris Stevens and several others hung in the balance. Panetta met with Obama and Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, around 5 o’clock on the day of the attack, which would continue until about seven hours later. He says the president told the two of them, “to do everything we needed to do to try to protect...
  • Defense Department says giving Purple Heart to Fort Hood survivors would hurt Hasan trial

    03/30/2013 6:58:59 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | Mar. 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News. The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.
  • Where are the Purple Hearts? Some Truths About Fort Hood

    11/14/2009 10:39:06 AM PST · by AJKauf · 12 replies · 431+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 14 | Roger Kimball
    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....
  • Fort Hood Hero Says Obama 'Betrayed' Her, Other Victims

    02/12/2013 10:26:56 AM PST · by xzins · 56 replies
    ABC ^ | 12 Feb 13 | NED BERKOWITZ and BRIAN ROSS
    Three years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. "Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on "World News with Diane Sawyer" and "Nightline." "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of," she said. "In fact they've been neglected."...
  • Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood

    02/25/2013 7:13:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 25, 2013 | Bridget Johnson
    Despite the veto threat and snail's-pace prosecution of Hasan -- and the fact that the media "let this thing go." WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, the court-martial of accused Fort Hood gunman Major Nidal Hasan will creep forward at its glacial pace with a motions hearing to hear defense requests on a change of venue and the makeup of the panel that will potentially hear the case. Facing 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder — and potentially the death penalty — Hasan’s trial has been delayed several months by his growth of a beard not...
  • JIHAD IN AMERICA: Obama betrays victims of Fort Hood terror (purple hearts for victims?)

    10/23/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 22, 2012 | William Murray
    Will Gov. Mitt Romney reverse the decision of President Barack Hussein Obama and issue the Purple Heart to the victims of the jihad attack on Fort Hood in 2009? The day before the general election, Nov 5, is the third anniversary of the jihad attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, Texas. Thirteen of our service members, as well as one unborn baby, died under Hasan’s gunfire. None of our service personnel was armed, making them easy targets as Hasan screamed “Allah Akbar!” and began shooting. President Barack Hussein Obama refuses to designate Hasan’s assault on Fort Hood as...
  • Should the Ft. Hood Shooting Victims Receive the Purple Heart?

    05/19/2010 7:04:39 AM PDT · by laotzu · 70 replies · 979+ views
    WOAI ^ | 5/19/10 | Jim Forsyth
    A major question is swirling around the 13 US service personnel who were killed, and the 30 who were wounded in the Ft. Hood shooting in November. Central Texas Congressman John Carter (R-Tx), who represents Ft. Hood and Killeen, is introducing a measure in Congress to award the 43 victims of the shooting by Maj. Nadal Hasan the Purple Heart, and the benefits which come from being awarded the decoration. “All these things are already given to soldiers who are killed or injured in combat,” Carter said, “And I think they should be extended to those soldiers who were killed...
  • The Claim that Awarding Purple Hearts to Hasan’s Victims Would Prejudice His Murder Trial Is

    04/01/2013 5:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 1, 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Full title: The Claim that Awarding Purple Hearts to Hasan’s Victims Would Prejudice His Murder Trial Is Ridiculous What fact do you suppose is better known: (a) that Nidal Hasan has been incarcerated since he killed 13 American soldiers and wounded several others while screaming, “Allahu Akbar!” in the 2009 Fort Hood massacre, or (b) that his victims were denied Purple Heart medals by the U.S. government? Obviously, by leaps and bounds, the answer is (a). And for this reason, among several others, it is patently disgraceful that the Obama administration and its minions in the hyper-politically correct Pentagon brass...
  • Ft. Hood Victims Shamefully Denied Purple Hearts

    04/01/2013 4:58:57 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terrorism: We have a medal for those who remotely operate drones, but the Pentagon claims awarding the victims of the 2009 shooting with Purple Hearts would jeopardize the shooter's chance at a fair trial. We recently noted that the Obama administration's shameful designation of the Nov. 5, 2009, rampage at the Army base in Killeen, Texas, by Major Nidal Hasan as "workplace violence" had denied survivors benefits they would have been entitled to had the attack been properly labeled an act of terror. For example, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times but was denied benefits that...
  • Defense Department Says Giving Purple Heart To Fort Hood Survivors Would Hurt Hasan trial

    03/29/2013 10:38:36 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 29 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 30, 2013 | Pamela Browne, Catherine Herridge
    <p>Legislation that would award the injured from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting the Purple Heart would adversely affect the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan by labeling the attack terrorism, according to a Defense Department document obtained by Fox News.</p> <p>The document comes following calls from survivors and their families for the military honor, because they say Fort Hood was turned into a battlefield when Hasan opened fire during the November 2009 attack. Fox News is told that the DOD “position paper” is being circulated specifically in response to the proposed legislation.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Purple Heart ~ 07 AUG 2012

    08/06/2012 5:59:37 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ The Purple HeartThe Purple Heart is awarded to members of the armed forces of the U.S. who are wounded by an instrument of war in the hands of the enemy and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action. The Purple Heart is specifically a combat decoration. Wednesday, 7 August 1782. George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, sat at his desk in what had once been the Hasbrouck family kitchen. The intense summer heat...
  • Purple Heart Award Medal on Craig List

    07/23/2011 12:40:37 PM PDT · by Pit1 · 8 replies
    Received this email from a friend and my comments follow. My feelings are this is not right and I understand the seller has a real attitude. Let the jerk selling the Purple Heart (see link below) know what ahole he is. http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/atq/2500745486.html My comment Maybe John (I've been in Vietnam) Kerry would like another medal. Profiting on a sacred honor is a crime. Like selling your son. The recipients family should have returned it to the DOD if they didn't want it.
  • 'True hero' of WWII has died

    03/15/2011 7:43:40 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 15 replies
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 3/15/2011 | Erin Moody
    For 55 years, George H. Keil barely breathed a word about the scars he bore on both legs - and a bullet still in one - and the actions in World War II that earned him medals including the Distinguished Service Cross, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. The Distinguished Service Cross is one step below a Medal of Honor. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Keil, 94, of the Hudson section of Plains Township, died Saturday at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. "He was a true hero," said Gerry O'Donnell, friend and president and CEO of MotorWorld Automotive Group. Newspaper clippings from...
  • Attorney: Purple Heart Organization defamed him

    10/10/2010 1:01:04 AM PDT · by Sarajevo · 6 replies
    WLOX- ch13 ^ | Sep 26, 2010 12:52 AM | Jeff Lawson
    BILOXI, MS (WLOX-TV) - Retired U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Henry Cook is a 40 year military veteran who nearly died when he was wounded in Vietnam. He is also a Hancock County attorney, who has donated thousands of hours of legal work to veterans over the years. In fact, his work has been so important that three years ago, he was chosen to serve as the National Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Cook told WLOX News that he was honored when he was chosen to serve as the groups National Commander. He knew it would...
  • The story of a Purple heart citation and a search for the medal's owners

    03/06/2010 3:15:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies · 1,176+ views
    WashingtonPost ^ | 3/6/10 | Brigid Schulte
    On an ordinary Saturday in January, volunteers at the Salvation Army in Upstate New York were sifting through donations of unwanted stuff when Shelia Gladding opened a box of what looked to be the usual chipped glass trinkets and forlorn bric-a-brac. Then she scooped out a piece of paper. "Purple Heart," it read. "For military merit and for wounds received in action resulting in his death June 6, 1944." D-Day. Next to it, she found a sepia-tinted photograph of a smiling, handsome blond man in uniform, the Purple Heart recipient, Sgt. Richard E. Owen. On the back of the picture...
  • El Cajon man receives medals for Vietnam service (Duncan Hunter Alert)

    01/08/2010 9:16:30 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 665+ views
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | 1/8/10 | John Wilkins
    An El Cajon man received two Purple Hearts and the Prisoner of War Medal on Friday afternoon for service to his country during war — the Vietnam War. In early 1968, Lewis E. Meyer was in Hue, South Vietnam, serving as a civilian firefighter when troops from the North Vietnamese Army attacked his building. Meyer was captured after three days of fighting and put in a POW camp. He was interrogated and tortured dozens of times before his release in March 1973. His commanding officer put in the paperwork for medals, but it got lost in the military bureaucracy, Meyer...
  • Purple Hearts proposed for Fort Hood victims

    11/17/2009 12:29:19 PM PST · by Califreak · 101 replies · 2,951+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/17/09 | unnamed
    Washington (CNN) -- Military victims of the Fort Hood massacre will be eligible to receive the Purple Heart if Congress passes a bill introduced Tuesday. Non-military victims could receive the Secretary of Defense Medal of Freedom -- the civilian equivalent of the Purple Heart. Both military and civilian personnel killed or wounded in the November 5 attack would be granted the same legal status as combatant casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq. The bill was introduced by Texas GOP Rep. John Carter, who represents Fort Hood in the House of Representatives.
  • TARGET: TOKYO

    11/14/2009 5:12:59 PM PST · by Saije · 11 replies · 830+ views
    OC Register ^ | 11/14/2009 | Gary A. Warner
    There is no massive statue at Sagami Bay of an angel with a sword and a coronet. No rows of white crosses above “99 Beach.”*** That the region around Tokyo isn't dotted with American war memorials is a matter of science, luck, politics – and endless controversy. These were all objectives in Operation Coronet, the planned seaborne attack on Tokyo in World War II. The greatest battle that never was. Guadalcanal, North Africa, Italy, Tarawa, Saipan, D-Day, Iwo Jima, Okinawa – even the planned invasion of the southern Japanese island of Kyushu – were all prelude. Each a step toward...
  • Do the wounded at Ft. Hood get a Purple Heart?

    11/11/2009 7:07:45 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 67 replies · 1,308+ views
    vanity question | 11/10/09 | Mamzelle
    I'm not military, but my understanding is that a Purple Heart is for those wounded in action. Do these dead and wounded qualify? If not, would it be proper to lobby for them to receive the medal.