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  1. #1 Defense Department Denies Purple Heart to Fort Hood Survivors 
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    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.

    The document reads in part:

    "Passage of this legislation could directly and indirectly influence potential court-martial panel members, witnesses, or the chain of command, all of whom exercise a critical role under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Defense counsel will argue that Major Hasan cannot receive a fair trial because a branch of government has indirectly declared that Major Hasan is a terrorist -- that he is criminally culpable."

    A source with knowledge of the position paper told Fox News that DOD is putting on a full-court press by sending senior officials, including generals, to meet with lawmakers in an effort to block support.

    But Neal Sher, counsel for the Fort Hood families involved in a federal lawsuit against the department, told Fox News that the document -- an "official Army response" to the request for Purple Heart status -- is "an utter outrage" and that it was not surprising given it comes from the same department which labeled the attack "workplace violence."

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    Correct me if I'm wrong on this; while I throw out a couple of hypothetical cases...

    - A soldier wounded due to criminal activity in a supposed 'secured zone' abroad would get a PH. Right?

    - A soldier wounded by a sniper who is never identified or killed/captured would get a PH. Right?

    - A stateside EOD specialist injured by a package bomb sent as an act of terrorism would get a PH. Right?

    These men deserve to be honored for the sacrifice in blood that they have made for this country.
    Anything less is a criminal breach of the compact between the US and its service members.

    Someone needs to design an Obama-shaped urinal deodorant...
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    Throw the POS out of an airplane at a high altitude over the ocean.
    Award the purple heart to the survivors.
    Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReinMan View Post

    Someone needs to design an Obama-shaped urinal deodorant...
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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