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Some new reaction today from survivors of the 2009.
Shooting at the Fort Hood army base now that the trial finally.
Four years later has begun -- in nearly four years since thirteen people.
Were gunned down dozens more were wounded Sargent Alonzo loans for joins us he was shot multiple times -- -- And as we understand it sir you will be the prosecution's lead witness you were shot.
Seven times how are you doing.
Well good morning everyone today.
We're going OK last -- -- envelopes.
I found out.
Nations are and was upset because he felt as if it -- shore.
The air -- -- and she used for Karl.
You know com there's so much to this story.
Let me begin with the government's response to it on Eric Holder the attorney general.
Refuses to -- terrorism charges in this case notwithstanding.
The very clear terrorist connections.
The defendant -- was emailing.
He held a -- -- far.
He admits he was defending what he calls the towel -- and Mullah Omar are you disappointed.
Refuses to filed terrorism charges and the administration calls this a workplace shooting.
Not only want to support I'm embarrassed.
holder -- to understand the repercussions of his actions.
Even worth missions are making the statement yesterday about and Wear any uniform vessel proven fact that he -- a terrorist.
He wasn't wearing a beard.
And for mr.
holder to -- even.
Make a suggestion from Department of Justice going to DOD's business that's not his way.
And you know it's coming -- -- to figure out.
In a -- person makes a decision white they have never served in uniform or even has he ever visited our troops in theater.
So maybe he might want to go to Afghanistan to visit our troops were being -- and -- also personal for you.
The reason why we've -- -- there were dormant for these -- estimate and Decision Day he's making that is -- prosperous.
Is it true that because the White House and -- colder.
Described this are categorized this as a workplace shooting.
And not combat related it that you're not.
In titled you and other victims are not entitled to.
For example decorations a purple heart or some of the combat related benefits that you would otherwise -- have you been shot.
Let's say for example in Afghanistan or Iraq.
-- -- sore and today it's where you're saying.
Former stockholders they retire when he goes home being sources of -- and he -- are mostly.
And he can do -- and peace he -- to understand he's able to do that because of the blow this appreciated.
Our service members informed foreign sort of.
It is taken for years to bring this to trial I senate yesterday you know there's an all legal maxim that justice delayed is justice.
You feel denied so far.
I do this this trial I'm glad that it's finally happens for a long -- -- Mean the reasoned moral view delay after delay is really doesn't make -- But I guess it's on people's Mars -- late than never.
I just want justice to be served.
And that our justice system worth the -- is supposed to without any interference or any outside informs that world stop the process -- affirmative.
And all this while as I understand it the defendant major Nadal Hasan has been receiving a paycheck as well as medical benefits now approaching.
A total of 300000.
Dollars and yet.
You and many others who were victims.
Denied some combat related benefits how does that make you feel.
It really upsets me because a lot of the 32 that have retired -- have -- our hearts are financially right now.
And even with all the service members that have retired -- are medically.
From uniforms may have a hard time even -- we have a lot of American citizens organizations are there to help us but there again.
As you say regions SARS received over 300000 dollars from a uniform be chased away here.
So now you have -- -- -- -- -- were in uniform that not only has -- financing -- for the past four years.
But also pharmacy education when he came up a National Guard in the woman polished off and -- -- -- Sargent Alonzo one's heard thank you so much for your service.
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