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Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided
Should Ft. Hood victims be given Purple Heart? Opinion is divided

Five years after the 2009 shooting rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, a new push is underway to make the victims eligible for the Purple Heart. But the idea is drawing opposition from, among others, a group representing Purple Heart recipients, who liken the attack to workplace violence rather than combat. The drive to recognize Ft. Hood victims with the Purple Heart is being driven by Texans in Congress. "As we know too well, the battlefield in the War on Terror is not limited to foreign lands," said Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who sought the legislation. Another Texas Republican, Rep. John Carter, whose district includes Ft. Hood, said the legislation would provide "the...

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