New calls for government to declare Ft Hood a terror attack
Shooting victim Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford tells his story
- Duration 8:09
- Date Oct 21, 2012
Shooting victim Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford tells his story
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He got -- They're probably is almost armed soldiers and some maximizes -- you know -- -- -- -- -- on -- and then the sort of shooting.
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Charlie's always wonder whether they're being over shortages and managers these stories chargers -- aside the real.
Survivors of the Fort Hood shooting that recounting the horror of that deadly day.
And they are joining with the families of those killed in this new video calling on the Obama administration.
To declare the Rampage a terror attack.
The government classified it as workplace violence and that means -- survivors are ineligible for the purple heart.
And the families of those who lost their lives are not receiving the same benefits as those killed in combat Sargent -- About five feet away when Nadal Hasan opened fire he was shot six times and he joins us now with some more insight thank you so much first of all for your service.
And secondly for joining us today.
You would think humans -- revenue in this room.
Sergeant Lampard tell me where he wore when the shooting happened and -- -- that day and tell us what happened team.
-- -- I would pay just -- -- soldiers so they can go we Lawrence -- in the very -- the SRP building when the shooting happened.
Whereas -- major whose foreign head he was sitting to my right and he walked or crawled in front of me.
And the head this is something to one of our our civilian workers are one of our co owners and -- she vacate her workstation.
That's when he's around he yelled follow -- or -- our park twice.
And at that time he was free support of the rice obviously see you talk and he poured out the weapon it when -- -- -- his weapon.
There wasn't a weapon that.
Normal service members were regularly see and by him -- -- Wal-Mart twice -- and allow for says if you call a local -- -- -- -- which would never do.
Is that -- rules basically stood.
And so when he.
Put the weapon in his right hand -- them -- -- pointing it at the -- sort of sitting down discharged his weapon when he was -- start -- a weapon it is really didn't sound like you foreign non millimeter or 45.
Or thirty for that matter.
And Iran has come a stunned and Paul -- Until.
He started eating its targets that their point guard who want to across position -- constitutional state of while chicken soldiers -- So -- there was senator from nearby disbursed.
And we have sort of coming into the building and going how we're going to court or.
-- -- -- -- That's when one of our Doctor King hope our work civilian PA.
Had rushed in where they cheer and that's when he destroys weapons on -- -- -- -- put him -- so -- from across from -- And I can't hurt you you -- colleague get hit right next year and then you were hit yourself where.
Where were you when -- Warm -- first -- was above was well above my left guard in the bullet went between my brain to Moscow Olympics -- out of my left here.
And -- and I was hit once more in my back inside of the building while mostly on the floor trying to crawl on -- -- So it all you were shot six times correct yes.
Now here's why do you think it's been nearly three years since the shooting why should it be declared a terrorist act.
Because exactly what it is in the supporting.
Documents that -- is a terrorist act was one.
On February 15 2011.
That's when the -- term -- report was made public in -- of the equipment on the senate floor.
The report went out initially -- nineteenth of November 2000 mark that's when -- -- started.
It's solely foreign affairs report.
And he came out on the fifteenth of February and in the -- terrible report it talked about all of the issues and silence that -- -- on it was historian when he was at Walter Reed before coming to Fort Hood.
Further to support that was when the -- report came out.
And he talked about his emails work and wallow locking.
Now by it not being declared an active terrorism that affection in terms of those benefits and be eligible for the purple heart correct.
-- -- -- And so -- -- change how would your benefits change.
Well first I will be awarded what not only myself but the fourteen.
-- for fourteen there -- fuel that day.
And the 32 to wounded we'll all be awarded purple heart for fourteen will be awarded purple heart our -- -- and in.
Our benefits for those was -- retiring or retiring.
Department -- -- change.
We should be for the better.
Now we're asking this question that there's a group -- -- the -- -- sixty started last year to Texas lawmakers are backing the group to declare this an act of terrorism.
Earlier this month they wrote a letter to but to secretary of defense and secretary of the army in and it may say.
It is clear to us that if it were not from what appears to have been political correctness.
The Americans killed embassy attack attack in those who were wounded would not still be suffering do you believe that this was a matter of political correctness.
At this point it appears that.
Everything is working and mission -- favor.
He's not the -- were the victims.
And the initial act of how he did.
The shooting -- defenseless on the -- soldiers.
That's a cowardice act.
They've been for him to do it in the name of -- To say there was his Jihad.
That's that's this is not correct.
You know but some of these people who recounted what happened that day they they talked about his eyes and they said they look like a shark.
I know that you're looking forward to seeing him in court forward -- to say to him.
Well first however -- to him was that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Six Austin put me there May Day because an American spirit the spirit warrior can be an American soldier what I'm not allowed me to die.
And so if he really wants to perform his holy war just meet me -- hands straight up and then we've seen with the government will win.
-- the effect it has on our young people.
Because every key it wants to being you know former won't point -- life is so when he -- in uniform.
We are portraying image of pride.
What the American.
People all built upon what our country was built upon is that pride -- for him to have the audacity.
To -- -- uniform.
Decide -- he's going to -- -- innocent on armed soldiers or US soil this just preposterous.
And is in his say -- for him to even go as far as once -- beautiful religious beliefs he'd have a beer that day.
It doesn't make a difference.
And I am equally obsessed with the department of defense and with the administration and how was -- worthy of them are in this this -- -- like -- tap dancer.
Because if you look at it.
If if it quacks like a dog it's a dog the Phillies are eight due to -- -- -- if -- if you -- -- champions.
The -- a rhetorical.
The you can go for you can't defeat the enemy as well as we have some enemy enemy has is -- us.
Sergeant -- so thank you yes thank you so much we really appreciate eye to -- North Carolina born.
I'm very proud of you and thank you for joining us today we appreciate it.