NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Sgt. Kim Munley, now living at Carolina Beach, helped end the violent attack at Fort Hood nearly three years ago. Now she's stepping in for the victims as a spokesperson for justice.
As a member of Truth About Fort Hood, Munley wants to change the government's stance on the attack by Maj. Nidal Hasan that killed more than a dozen servicemen and servicewomen, leaving several others injured.
"The government is covering up something that means a lot to us and should mean a lot to any patriotic American," said Munley.
The Department of Defense currently considers the shooting as workplace violence, not an act of terror. Aggravated workers upset over compensation or termination are what Munley considers to be examples of workplace violence.
"In no way is that related to what happened at Fort Hood," she said.
The coalition of victims is not alone in its effort. Both a Congressional investigation and an FBI study ruled the shooting a terrorist act.
Representatives Michael McCaul and John Carter already signed a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army in support of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.
Without recognition from the DOD, the soldiers involved are not given "combat status." Munley said the distinction would provide the victims and their families with better benefits. She would not be eligible for them, but Munley continues to fight for what she considers most important of all – justice.
"We will not stop until it's overturned and ruled as it's supposed to be," Munley said.
Truth About Fort Hood released a video Thursday, the first in a three-part series.
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