FORT HOOD- Statesman reports: “The two Fort Hood civilian police officers, Kimberly Munley and Mark Todd, celebrated as heroes for responding first to the 2009 shooting massacre at this Army post were told recently they would lose their jobs as part of broader military budget cuts.”
However, the government has decided not to discharge the gunman responsible for the massacre allowing Maj. Nidal Hasan to retain his full rank, pay and medical treatment.
Lieutenant General Donald Campbell Jr., the Commander of Fort Hood said at a luncheon he hosted for reporters, "The bottom line is when you cut through everything we are as an army, we have to be fair to him regardless of what we saw or we think we saw or whatever the case may be. It's imperative we maintain the integrity of the court martial so he gets as fair a shot as possible defending himself with his team.”In other developments, with seemingly no concern for budget constraints or the hero cops that stopped the jihadist, millions are spent on the base.
The commander said, “Work is well underway on a $500 Million new medical center, three new community based medical clinics have opened recently, and Campbell hopes there will soon be a new post exchange in an area similar to a town hall complex. He said the military is also partnering with KISD on plans for a new athletic stadium for high school football and other sports.” The luncheon report concludes, “A new training center is in the planning, and the Army wants to make sure it has the facilities and programs in place to absorb thousands of soldiers coming back to Texas. They include behavioral health, re-integration training based on need, and taking care of families in the Ft. Hood community so the nation's largest military installation can be prepared for growth.”
Campbell called it a "season of transition on post, with lots of changes coming."It’s a shame that the growth & change does not include the two hero officers. When the government offers hope, growth & change…somehow it only exacerbates an already dysfunctional system.
It highlights a system where political correctness aided and abetted the Forth Hood terror attack in 2009, the same system that now justifies in a sense of “fairness” keeping on the payroll a terrorist, a United States Army Major that in his own words described himself as a ‘Soldier of Allah (SoA).’
Our military deserves the best facilities and services money could buy. All of us should support our military with not only our moral support but with our private funds as well as our tax funds…this support should include maintaining the two civilian police officers that answered the call that fateful day in 2009 and valiantly stopped the Fort Hood massacre that killed 13 and injured much more.
Never forget those lost at the hands of this “SoA.” Let us not abandon the defenders of freedom, civilian or otherwise, that continue to put themselves in harm’s way for our safety and comfort.