Fort Hood massacre fuels Centerville psychologist’s nearly 12-year fight

Twelve years later, the November 5, 2009 massacre that killed 13 and wounded 30 at Fort Hood has never been officially classified as a terrorist attack. This classification leaves survivors without medical care and benefits. One of them is Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times and is still coping with those injuries, reports Thomas Gnau, for the Dayton Daily News.

The mass shooting has been classified as an incident of workplace violence, so the injured are not entitled to combat-injury benefits. A terrorism classification would entitle them to these benefits. There have been eight suicides among survivors of the Fort Hood attack.

Many aspects of the shooting and the shooter’s history point to the attack being an act of terrorism.

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