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They told you about Fort Hood shooter and adult sons still collecting his army paycheck from behind bars for last three years.
The attack in which he -- all off -- while shooting soldiers was classified as workplace violence instead of a terrorist attack.
So how does survivors of that shooting my staff Sargent Alonzo -- -- Feel about this latest development.
Well mister -- for is my guest this morning good morning to -- Good morning -- even that I'm doing just fine understand that and you are not you still have a bulletin your back from.
As well as dealing with the post traumatic stress that you injured.
How do you like the fact that it appears that Nadal Hasan is being treated more of a victim and you.
There's an embarrassment.
It's an embarrassment to.
All the fallen they have paid the supreme sacrifice -- country and as a person for the U injured and wounded service of.
Now we're finding out that he has accrued as much as 278.
Thousand dollars from behind bars taxpayer money.
His salary because according to the military code of justice it requires assigned to receive -- salary only as guilty verdict.
Can stop that what do you make about.
There is that we're on national TV our world.
-- -- -- -- -- -- And what they should do.
With his money they should give -- to the soldiers homes as if he's -- article fifteen when they do for you pay.
So he's knuckled -- can use that money anyway it for him -- -- receive a paycheck that it's ludicrous and.
Or at least -- ready for his legal defense and yesterday said he didn't -- -- the lawyers anymore but maybe that money could be -- instead of more taxpayer money.
I want to get to your personal story though because.
Since this was not classified a terrorist attack it's affected the way in which you received payments not only benefits and purple heart status potentially.
But also when you were in the hospital after this attack what happened.
Well what else in the hospital -- tackle well when I was in world -- unit house -- -- looking to see clinic in DC.
Whoa how susceptible to a clinic within -- -- -- -- because individuals in charge of resumes on Walter Reed.
When he was stationed there were in charge of the wounded.
-- you -- -- clinic in Walter Reed.
Thus and so what we've seen before bliss for blues denied me because they say that I was in a combat veteran.
So case in point of having to go to a naval base before but -- where we PT -- program.
Which in turn that's a TV -- to -- duty assignment.
For muscle from a wife and Arafat returned back tomorrow home base them when it was garbage from our pace of -- -- small way to go out there.
And best is not correct.
So when eyes of course we won't admit what processor won't you give -- you served on the VA.
After we were shot the -- it real well so you need fixing soldiers before you -- the -- former us and that hasn't been done.
Because -- try to Russians to get out of the ministry -- retirement status which I'm happy to be retired.
But there again it was another surge our schools receive -- a third of January.
Thousand because -- -- won't -- were process volatile probably.
I mean just to listen to what you've gone through and you were one of the thirteen victims in the situation.
Idea how many hope that on Tuesday congressman Frank Wolf Republican of Virginia introduce an amendment that would give -- Fort Hood victims the combat related pay and purple heart benefits that he believes -- -- -- Absolutely our congressman -- programs and we have been destroyed advocates for the -- -- shooting scenario.
However a -- came out from one of the lieutenant generals -- response of that.
Saying that the army.
See -- workplace policy at this time he's trying to wait and see what happens after the trial.
Who's -- gain -- a lot of paragraphs -- try to prolong the agony you know they're making a mistake.
We'll be interesting to see if they ever deem it to -- Terrorist terrorist attack instead of workplace violence if you.
Can be repaid the personal money that you have paid out as a result of not having that status currently.
Alonso once heard a Fort Hood shooting victim thanks for your thoughts today.
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