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And -- Fox News alert -- -- fallout now from the Fort Hood trial it has been nearly four years.
Since major Nadal Hasan -- -- opened fire on soldiers and civilians at the Fort Hood.
Military installment in Texas killing thirteen.
And injuring dozens of others.
Now after several delays and setbacks a military judge has -- last set the date.
For the start of the trial of this accused shooter.
But in the years since this massacre some of the victims.
Have gotten fed up with this process with the military.
And with the administration's handling of it and they're not happy about how this case is now poised as we head toward a July start -- One of those is retired staff Sargent Alonzo loans for he is one of the victims Sargent one -- was hit five times that day including once in the head.
And he lost his -- sight in his right and he joins me now are Greeks see you thank you so much for being with us today.
And so now this judge -- the trial to begin in July but that's just jury selection the actual -- not gonna begin probably until sometime in August.
And major Nadal Hasan has been trying to maneuver this process to his advantage in ways that are expected and unexpected from the beginning.
Your thoughts on it now.
Well I just found what are found out I was really upset about it because basically we -- all -- go for everything that you started or the first in July.
And -- only -- victims into survivors but also our families.
Because we were in Amman was thinking that now we're finally get a chance supposed to chapter justice will be served and once again.
It was a said that it was thrown our way and of course there were -- in his.
When this decision was maybe -- anyone ever think about consulting.
Us the -- fallen and also the survivors an affair was of the survivors in this decision making process.
And have they not.
No they have not.
You know this I know you view this is the latest insult because of course our viewers have been following how they've dubbed this.
This shooting by Nadal Hasan who was in contact with the terrorists and was screaming god is great in -- back before he shot you.
And all the others they dubbed it workplace violence and they have refused to call this a terrorist attack although the president seemed to come close to that.
In remarks earlier this month but he.
Will not call -- a terrorist attack.
Your thoughts on how the administration is inching closer towards the the terminology you want but not official.
-- of -- themselves to support.
Exactly it being a terrorist one vibrations are trying to use to -- others in his reasoning.
Forcing -- defense of others saying -- he was basically defending.
The Taliban and al-Qaeda and Omar Mohammed against.
US service members.
You tell me how are you can twist -- say that this workplace problem supposedly in a terrorist threat.
And now you're in a situation where if this trial does go forward in July and get started in August.
You may have to take the witness stand and be cross examined.
By the man who shot -- five times your thoughts on on that sergeant how do you get through that.
Well it is a very tough process.
But with the help Wal-Mart -- -- through.
The VA system and also other supporters of the Fort Hood incidence.
We have a strong support system and also with our families but there again as Tom has been progress in -- -- A lot of individuals.
That -- in support of us or say that they were support lovers have basically been showing that.
It really doesn't matter you know as just another incident and he just wanted to hurry -- to be aware.
You are going to have to be cross examined by a man who has a psychiatrist -- -- his he's trained.
And you and so many the other victims who survived that they have have talked about how you've suffered posttraumatic stress as a result of being shot repeatedly.
In a very unexpected setting.
Are you how concerned are you that this man who will have council behind him but not doing the cross -- examination he'll be doing it.
We'll try to manipulate those skills to get you into.
A a dark place.
-- more -- that is.
This amounts of trouble -- the ways when I was in the hospital.
Win the command structure came to see me wanna first things about -- there was not -- -- fool you.
The beauty about our nation is that everyone has officer to be educated.
And what I would do is I'll use my education and also my -- -- -- -- -- was still with him.
Because he's an army psychiatrist.
Common sense -- win a ball wall.
Now -- it could be just a matter of weeks before this takes place.
Any nerves and on seeing him on having a direct exchange with him.
Our -- a bit nervous.
But there again I would not show any fear in the face of the enemy.
Because in his mind he knows that will -- he came pushing he -- -- of -- universal was important where we'll play -- Hussein's.
I am not -- a lot of to happen.
We're not awarded a purple heart because the -- say it was workplace violence.
You were given something called an army commendation medal.
Your thoughts on that it's.
Well I was given army commendation medal for twins -- years several months and twenty days some of the search service from mark current -- -- retired out.
-- -- of them are filling is that there was an embarrassment so basically in our car was given to me for all those years of service everything that I have done.
With him a military career and in our -- is typically given out.
-- buffalo four or do want a small task.
And you give -- awards show your appreciation.
So from my -- to -- commander of Fort Bragg north compartment they bass you told me four out of twenty years so want some twenty days of service.
Only -- are -- for everything they'll accomplish tomorrow career.
-- -- and I think for all of our viewers when I say we appreciate your service and thank you for coming on today and all the best US a struggled forward at last.
-- welcome them.
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