WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Kimberly Munley has released a statement regarding the memorial service for the victims of the April 2 shooting at Fort Hood.
Munley, who is a native of Carolina Beach, was seriously injured in the first attack on the Army base in November 2009. Working as a civilian police officer at the time, Munley is credited with helping to stop the rampage of Major Nidal Hasan, who is appealing his conviction on several counts of murder and attempted murder.
"On this somber day of remembrance from last week's second horrific tragedy at Fort Hood, please take a moment of silence to honor our US Military for the sacrifice they make daily for our freedom. Please also remember our first responders who performed their duties in the most difficult call for help with some of them reliving the same unimaginable sight of death and injury from April 2nd, 2014 as they did back on Nov 5th, 2009 and to the original victims from the first incident over 4 years ago for this has opened up many unwanted wounds. Let's put aside all personal feelings, all politics, along with any agendas and come together as a community, a nation, and a country to show our support. The victims, their families, the first responders, and the military in it's entirety need all the appreciation they can possibly get in this time of grief. Lift them up with a simple "thank you" or buy them a cup of coffee. Do something that shows you respect and admire their courage and services. God Bless the Victims of Fort Hood, TX both Apr 2nd, 2014 and Nov 5th, 2009."
Kimberly Munley, SGT(R)
Fort Hood Police Department
Military officials say Specialist Ivan Lopez shot and killed three soldiers, and wounded 16 others, before taking his own life.
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