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Getting some new reaction today from survivors of the 2009.
Shooting at the Fort Hood army base now that the trial.
Kindly four years later has begun it's been nearly four years since thirteen people.
Were gunned down dozens more were wounded Sargent Alonzo -- for joins us he was shot multiple times is free.
And as we understand it sir you will be the prosecution's lead witness you were shot.
Seven times how are you doing.
-- good morning everyone today.
-- door and OK last Marleau was envelopes.
I've found out.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You know bomb 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.
He held -- off 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 -- so -- understand the repercussions of his actions.
Even worth -- are making a statement yesterday about and warning you know form vessel proven fact that he -- -- -- he wasn't wearing a beard.
And for mr.
holder to even in.
-- just -- from Department of Justice going to DOD's business that's not his way.
And you know it's coming in -- -- to figure out.
You know well -- -- -- 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 cute and -- -- personal feel.
-- -- while we've dormant are -- -- dormant for these are some make and Decision Day he's making that is -- prosperous.
Is it true that because the White House and -- colder.
On describe this or categorize this as a workplace shooting.
And not combat related it that you're not.
-- title do 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 -- Iraq.
Absolutely sore and today it's where -- -- and for mr.
holder they retire when he goes home -- sources door and he -- are mostly.
And he can do that and peace he -- understand he's able to do -- because of a blow this appreciate.
Our service members and foreign foreign sort of.
It is taken for years to bring this to trial -- senate yesterday you know -- there's an old legal maxim that justice delayed is justice.
You feel denied so far.
I do there's.
This Charles I'm glad that it's -- happens -- a long time coming.
Mean to reasoned moral view delay after delay is really doesn't make any sense.
-- I guess it's on people's -- better late than never.
I just want justice to be served.
And that our justice system work the way you're supposed to without any interference -- any outside influence that won't stop processing firm.
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 thirties who that I have retired -- have -- our hearts are financially right now.
And even with all the service members that have retired -- medically.
From uniforms may have a hard time even though we have a lot of American citizens organizations there to help us but there again.
As you -- regions SARS receive over 300000 dollars from a -- -- -- away here.
So -- you have a may have Hussein he thinks we're in uniform but not only.
Has been financing you know for the past four years but also pharmacy education when he came -- the National Guard in the born polished off and -- -- -- Sargent Alonzo one's heard thank you so much for your service and you're tremendous sacrifice I know it's.
It's been tough you've expressed yourself dwelling you're going to be one of the lead witnesses in this case thank you so much.
You work on short.
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