Debra J. Saunders
February 15, 2013
In 2010, Kimberly Munley sat next to Michelle Obama as President 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. Hasan shot Munley 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 Hood victims.
Because the government classified the injuries not as “combat-related” but as the result of “workplace violence,” wounded troops are not eligible for Purple Hearts. They claim they are not being given the priority they deserve from Veterans Affairs.