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First Purple Heart, now Army orders benefits for Ft. Hood victims

First Purple Heart, now Army orders benefits for Ft. Hood victims

It looks like the U.S. Army will be providing full medical and financial benefits to Ft. Hood shooting victims who last week were awarded medals following years of lobbying and legal action. Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Thursday that he has directed the Army to “provide all possible benefits to victims of a 2009 attack at Ft. Hood who were recently awarded the Purple Heart medal.” “After making the determination that the victims of the Ft. Hood attack are now eligible for the Purple Heart, it seems only right and fair that these soldiers also receive the benefits it traditionally entails,” McHugh said. “That’s why I directed an expedited...

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