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Fort Hood Heroine Says Obama Has 'Betrayed' Victims
The heroine police sergeant who helped stop the Fort Hood killing spree and went on to sit with the First Lady at President Obama's State of the Union speech three years ago has been laid off and says she and other victims of the shootings have been "betrayed" by the commander-in-chief.
"Betrayed is a good word," former Sgt. Kimberly Munley told ABC News in an interview Tuesday. "Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. In fact, they've been neglected."
Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of the November 2009 spree, which left 13 dead and 32 shot at the military base in Texas. Munley was shot three times as she and her partner confronted Hasan. Prosecutors say Hasan was a disgruntled Army psychiatrist and Muslim who had become radicalized through communications with Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki.
Munley said she has been laid off from her position on Fort Hood's civilian police force.
The White House and Pentagon have refused to characterize the attack as terrorism, instead terming it "workplace violence." The victims have been denied Purple Hearts and are suing the military because they claim the "workplace violence" designation gives them diminished access to medical care and financial benefits normally available to those whose wounds are designated as "combat related."
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