by Sara Carter
March 13, 2014
[Editor’s Note: This story is one in a multi-part series telling the stories of the Fort Hood victims, revealing the hardships they have faced in the shooting’s aftermath and the small victories they have found in survival. Hear from the victims themselves on TheBlaze TV’s “For The Record” episode “Broken Heart,” now available for free.]
The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is planning to hold a hearing into why victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting have not been awarded the Purple Heart and why the Obama administration has refused to classify the attack as an act of terror, TheBlaze has learned, while at the same time, efforts by the victims to seek civil damages have been placed on hold.