Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who survived being wounded seven times by Nidal Hasan at Fort Hood, has been a vocal critic of the administration for its stance on the attack. He reacted to the news that he may soon get a Purple Heart for his service.
The White House has turned down a meeting request from victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting.
As the trial for Fort Hood shooter Major Nidal Hasan gets underway, victims and survivors like Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford are speaking out about the long-awaited justice that they hope will be delivered.
There's yet another outrageous report coming out about the government's treatment of accused Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan.
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford has previously spoken out about the federal government refusing to classify the 2009 murder of 13 people at the Texas army installation as terrorism, instead classifying it as workplace violence. Lunsford was one of 30 people injured in the attack. The distinction means less medical care and benefits for victims and their families.
Now, reports indicate that Hasan has been paid $278,000 over the past three-and-a-half years as he awaits court-martial proceedings. The Defense Department said it cannot suspend Hasan's Army salary until he is found guilty.