Fort Hood Survivor Outraged Over DOD’s Purple Heart Decision: “It’s An Embarrassment”

Published on April 2, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-04-02 at 10.40.46 AMOn Friday, the Department of Defense revealed that no Purple Hearts would be given to victims – living or deceased – of the Fort Hood massacre. Their reasoning was mainly based on the belief that if the high honor was given, it would require the alleged shooter, Maj. Nidal Hasan, to be classified as a terrorist, which would then mean he would not receive a fair trial.

This line of thought has survivors of the shooting outraged, including Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford, who reacted to the decision on Monday’s Fox and Friends. Hasan shot Lunsford seven times and says he was “serving his country proudly” at the time of the attack.

“Who was the victim: Major Hasan, or the 32 survivors and the 14 deceased?” he asked, adding that the DOD’s decision is an “embarrassment.”

“I’m angry. I feel very disappointed, and I feel like we don’t even matter. For this man not to have served even one day in a combat zone, and for him to get the treatment he’s getting as opposed to the treatment we’re getting, it’s an embarrassment,” he said.

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