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« Reply #1920 on: November 05, 2013, 02:41:55 PM »

http://kdhnews.com/military/fort-hood-shooting-memorial-remains-sketches-on-a-piece-of/article_9df6d40a-45d5-11e3-80b9-0019bb30f31a.html
Fort Hood shooting memorial remains ‘sketches on a piece of paper’
November 5, 2013

On a parcel of land adjacent to the Killeen Civic and Conference Center sits a sign with “We will remember” splashed across it in bold letters.
The sign has been there since its unveiling in November 2010, marking the site that will someday be the home of the Fort Hood Nov. 5, 2009, Memorial.
In a glass display case inside the conference center rest the photos of the 13 killed in the shooting at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center. A brochure lying next to the display case details the memorial.
Connie Kuehl, a memorial committee member and civic center executive director, said the committee hoped to have the memorial completed by now, but with a lull in funding, the idea remains merely sketches on a piece of paper.
Kuehl said the committee has raised about 75 percent of the funds needed to complete the memorial, which is estimated to cost $402,530 to complete. She did not have a number for the amount raised thus far, but about $150,000 is needed to begin erecting the memorial.
 
The City Council authorized the development and location of the memorial in June 2010, but after two years donations have become stagnant, Kuehl said.
“Donations slowed quite a bit after two years,” she said. “The council recall slowed things down and then time has a way of erasing things from people’s memories or pushing some things to the back of your mind.”
Don Farek, an area home builder, is overseeing the project and said all the plans for the memorial are ready to go, but the committee is waiting until it receives the necessary funding to begin the structure.
Some parts have been completed since the fundraiser began. Salado artist Troy Kelley sculpted the bronze-casted sculptures that will be placed on the black granite pedestals representing each of the 13 killed.
 

To donate to the memorial fund go to www.forthoodmemorial.com.
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« Reply #1921 on: November 08, 2013, 05:35:35 PM »

http://www.kwtx.com/ourtown/home/headlines/Fort-Hood--Families-Mark-4th-Anniversary-Of-Deadly-Shooting--230706081.html
Fort Hood: Families Mark 4th Anniversary Of Deadly Shooting
November 5, 2013

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« Reply #1922 on: December 22, 2013, 08:17:57 PM »

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20131218-cornyn-effort-to-help-fort-hood-victims-blocked-in-senate.ece
Cornyn effort to help Fort Hood victims blocked in Senate
December 18, 2013

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« Reply #1923 on: December 30, 2013, 05:04:35 PM »

http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/agriculture/fort-hood-shooters-jail-requests-bible-cheese/ncX6L/
Fort Hood shooter's jail requests: Bible, cheese
December 30, 2013

DALLAS — The former Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood made several requests of the Texas jail where he was held before he stood trial, including one for a copy of the Bible and another for the name of the company that made the cheese in his sandwiches.
Nidal Hasan was held at the Bell County Jail for nearly 4 years before his August court-martial for the 2009 attack at the Army post. Hasan was convicted and sentenced to death.
Hasan filed 21 requests with the jail while awaiting trial, KXAS-TV in Dallas reported (http://bit.ly/19yHLnZ ).
In April, Hasan asked: "Please tell me the name of the company that produces the white cheese on my sandwiches; also the type of cheese i.e. mozzarella."
Hasan is a Muslim who insisted on keeping a beard during his trial as an expression of his faith. John Galligan, his civil attorney, told the television station that Hasan was likely concerned about whether his food was being prepared according to Islamic dietary standards.
Hasan also asked the jail for a copy of the Bible and added, "Please send a knowledgeable person to answer my difficult questions as well as a paperback copy for my personal use."
Galligan and one of Hasan's military lawyers, Lt. Col. Kris Poppe, said they thought Hasan was studying the Bible from an Islamic perspective.
Hasan also wanted a clock to track his daily prayer times as a Muslim.
The costs of jailing Hasan included a guard to watch him at least 12 hours a day and daily helicopter rides from the jail to the Fort Hood courthouse during his trial.
Galligan has accused the Army of "overkill" in trying and convicting Hasan, who is now on military death row at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
"I mean, it's just a bunch of overkill," Galligan said. "Overreach. Unnecessary funds that were spent."
Hasan walked into a Fort Hood medical readiness building in November 2009 carrying two guns and several magazines of ammunition. He shouted "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great!" — and opened fire on soldiers awaiting medical tests and vaccines.
 
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« Reply #1924 on: January 23, 2014, 08:40:48 PM »

http://www.kcentv.com/story/24511610/ft-hood-shooring-memorial-statues-finished-still-locked-up
Ft Hood Shooting Memorial Statues Finished, Still Locked Up
Posted January 21, 2014, Updated January 22, 2014

(KCEN) -- Thirteen sculptures for the Fort Hood November 5, 2009 Memorial are now finished, but four years after the shooting, they still remain locked away while money is raised to finish the project.

Tuesday night, Killeen City Council members attended a briefing on the status of the memorial and heard about some new places funds might be found.

When Army Psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire on a room full of soldiers getting medically cleared to deploy, Dr. Michael Cahill used his last breath to try and stop him.

Specialist Frederick Greene followed suit, taking 12 bullets for his comrades, and Captain John Gaffaney used his last bit of strength to charge empty handed at a bloodthirsty Hasan as well.

But five years after their brutal murder, the 13 statues memorializing them and others remain locked behind closed doors at the Killeen Civic Center.

Sculptor Troy Kelley has been working on them since 2010.

He recently added a baby Scoobie Doo statue to Private First Class Francheska Velez's Scoobie Doo sculpture to honor her unborn child, using Velez' favorite childhood stuffed animal as a symbol.

Then he finished the final piece just a few days ago.

It was for Staff Sergeant Amy Krueger.

Kelley says the moment he made the very last finishing touch was bittersweet.

"Well it's sad. This has been a labor of love. It's sad in the sense that the memorial is not completed yet, and here it's been five years," Kelley said.

Right now a funding committee is about $165 thousand short of building the 60 ft. memorial outside of the civic center just a few miles from Fort Hood.

Promotion of the effort was hindered until the trial against the killer was complete.

Memorial Funding Chair Tim Hancock reserved information about some new places he hopes to find money until after he briefs city council members Tuesday.

He would say this:

"I've put a request in for the council to make some decisions about some funding that may be available."

Hancock says it is not federal of city budget money he is asking for.
 

The funding committee hopes to build the memorial before the next November 5, anniversary comes around.

Construction donations Like materials and labor are being accepted too.

http://www.forthoodmemorial.com/

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« Reply #1925 on: February 18, 2014, 05:03:07 PM »

http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local-military/fort-hood-massacre-building-demolished/ndSbS/
Fort Hood massacre building demolished
February 18, 2014

For the last four-and-a-half years, Building 42003 stood frozen in time, mostly untouched since Nidal Hasan entered its doors and opened fire on defenseless soldiers preparing to deploy to war.
The building, home to a soldier readiness processing center, or SRP in military parlance, was considered an active crime scene until Hasan’s court-martial last year, in which he was sentenced to death in the Nov. 5, 2009 mass shooting, which left 13 dead and more than 30 wounded.
On Tuesday, a heavy equipment excavator began tearing the building apart, slamming into its red brick walls and ripping out its innards. The demolition is the first step in transforming the site: Fort Hood officials say the building will be replaced with trees, a gazebo and a plaque memorializing the victims.
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Find video of the demolition at http://www.dvidshub.net/video/321889/fort-hood-srp-demolition#.UwPPn2JdXzg
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« Reply #1926 on: February 18, 2014, 05:05:09 PM »

http://www.kvue.com/news/Site-of-Ford-Hood-shooting-demolished-246040791.html
Site of Fort Hood shooting demolished, memorial planned
February 18, 2014

 
Former Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan was convicted for the shooting and sentenced to death in August 2013. He is now being held at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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« Reply #1927 on: April 04, 2014, 02:55:42 PM »

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/04/04/how-the-army-screwed-the-hero-of-fort-hood.html
How the Army Betrayed the Hero of Fort Hood
April 4, 2014

Kimberly Munley was shot three times taking down Nidal Hasan in 2009. Then she got laid off. Yet she’s never stopped fighting for the victims the military ‘betrayed’ in that shooting.

Just as in the last mass shooting at Fort Hood, the massacre on Wednesday ended when the gunman was confronted by a very brave policewoman.

“It was clearly heroic what she did at that moment in time,” Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said of the officer in the more recent horror.

Hopefully, the still-unidentified hero in this week’s attack will be treated better than Fort Hood Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley was after the massacre in 2009 in which she was shot three times and flatlined twice at the hospital.

Munley, and her equally heroic comrade Fort Hood Police Sgt. Mark Todd, were honored by President Obama and invited to sit with the first lady at the State of the Union address—only to be laid off due to budget cuts.

The suddenly unemployed Munley returned to her native North Carolina and concentrated on raising the two daughters she came so close to never seeing again. She offered no public complaint about being “excessed” along with Todd and other civilian police officers who had been hired for military bases when soldiers were busy with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She did protest loudly when the military victims of the shootings were denied combat benefits and Purple Hearts because the Army classified the incident as “workplace violence” rather than a terrorist attack.

“Betrayed is a good word,” she said of how the soldiers had been treated, but saying nothing about herself.

Todd signed on with a civilian contractor in Afghanistan. He returned safely only to suffer a stroke two days later, which left him unable to speak. That meant he was also later unable to testify against Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist-turned-jihadi gunman.

Munley spoke for both of them from the stand, describing how she had been washing her squad car on Nov. 5, 2009, when she heard a radio report of shots fired. She raced to the scene and a soldier ran past her shouting, “He’s that way! He’s that way!”
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« Reply #1928 on: April 23, 2014, 09:33:12 AM »

http://www.kvue.com/news/Money-needed-for-shooting-victims-memorial-256259481.html
Donations needed for shooting victims memorial
April 22, 2014

KILLEEN, Texas -- Donations are needed to finish the memorial for the victims of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood.
Sculptor Troy Kelley has finished 13 bronze statues detailing the favorite items of each of the 13 shooting victims. The outdoor memorial planned for the Killeen Convention Center can't move forward until more donations come in.
"This memorial will be built if I have to get out with a hammer and nails and build it myself. It will be built," said Kelley.
The project needs $175,000 to complete the memorial. Kelley donated thousands of hours of his time to finish the bronze pieces. The memorial also includes 13 granite columns and the story of what happened the day of the shooting. The memorial will also include the names of the wounded and killed.
 

Link to donation site:
http://www.forthoodmemorial.com/DONORS.html
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« Reply #1929 on: May 19, 2014, 06:20:54 PM »

This is overdue, imo. 

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/Congressmen-push-for-law--259838741.html
Lawmakers, families seek benefits for Fort Hood shooting victims
May 19, 2014

KILLEEN, Texas -- Victims and family members of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting say legislation to classify it as a terrorist attack is long overdue. It's currently classified as workplace violence.
U.S. Congressman John Carter, (R-Round Rock), is sponsoring legislation that recently passed the House of Representatives and is now headed to the U.S. Senate. He's hopeful it will be made law in a matter of weeks after a five year long fight. It would give those killed or injured expanded military benefits including compensation, health care and Purple Heart medals.
 
U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Waco) and former Congressman Allen B. West joined a news conference a the future site of a memorial for the shooting victims outside the Killeen Conference Center. West was stationed at Fort Hood when he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Army.
"This is no different from 9/11, no different from Pearl Harbor," said West. "It's the most heinous of a sneak attack because it was a person who wore a uniform of the United States military."
Retired Army Sergeant Howard Ray saved nine people on Nov. 5, 2009. He says survivors faced a war zone in their own back yard and deserve combat level benefits including compensation, health care and recognition.
"From the guilty’s own words to everything the FBI and everyone released regarding this, it is a clear case of terrorism," said Ray.
Carter says the Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act has bipartisan support.   
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« Reply #1930 on: July 23, 2014, 08:46:50 AM »

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/26089404/crews-break-ground-on-ford-hood-memorial
Crews break ground on Ford Hood memorial
July 23, 2014

Crews break ground on a memorial for the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.

A pavilion and bronze sculptures will be erected in honor of the 13-people who were killed. The 32 people who were injured will also be honored in the memorial.
 

The total cost of this memorial is more than $400,000.

You can help if you'd like, to donate: http://november5memorial.com/

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« Reply #1931 on: July 30, 2014, 08:43:53 AM »

Memorial organizers are still accepting donations.

http://www.stripes.com/news/us/ground-broken-for-fort-hood-shootings-memorial-1.295204
Ground broken for Fort Hood shootings memorial
July 25, 2014

KILLEEN, Texas — Ground was broken Tuesday in Central Texas for a memorial to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.

Ceremonies were held for the Fort Hood November 5 Memorial near the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

The proposal calls for spending more than $400,000 for a memorial pavilion and bronze sculptures honoring the 13 people who were slain. An organizational website also recognizes those who were wounded in the attack committed by Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan.
 


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« Reply #1932 on: August 29, 2014, 10:08:53 AM »

http://www.kcentv.com/story/26400144/fort-hood-shooter-writes-to-isis-leader-asks-to-become-citizen-of-islamic-state
Fort Hood Shooter Writes To ISIS leader, Asks To Become 'Citizen' Of Islamic State
August 28, 2014

(CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday.

"The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks."

Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- the religious ruler -- over what he calls the Islamic State that he says stretches from western Syria to eastern Iraq.

"I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State," Hasan wrote in the letter, according to Fox News.

"It would be an honor for any believers to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers."

Hasan is on the military's death row at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kanas.
 
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« Reply #1933 on: August 29, 2014, 03:00:03 PM »

FBI national domestic threat assessment omits Islamist terrorism
August 29, 2014


The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.

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« Reply #1934 on: August 29, 2014, 03:14:54 PM »

Fort Hood shooter says he wants to become 'citizen' of Islamic State caliphate
August 29, 2014


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In the undated letter, Hasan -- who fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 at Fort Hood in 2009 in what the Defense Department called “workplace violence”-- tells ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi that he wants to join the caliphate.

"I formally and humbly request to be made a citizen of the Islamic State,”Hasan says in the handwritten document addressed to “Ameer, Mujahid Dr. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

"It would be an honor for any believer to be an obedient citizen soldier to a people and its leader who don't compromise the religion of All-Mighty Allah to get along with the disbelievers."

The two-page letter includes Hasan’s signature and the abbreviation SoA for Soldier of Allah.

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« Reply #1935 on: September 01, 2014, 04:16:22 PM »

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3547078.shtml
Fort Hood Victim Shares Story of Survival, Recovery at Minn. State Fair
August 30, 2014

It's been nearly five years since a U.S. soldier opened fire on his own comrades. Army psychiatrist Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009, killing 13 people and injuring 30 others.
One army sergeant, who was injured in that shooting and fought for his life to survive and recover, spoke Saturday at the Minnesota State Fair at the Mayo Clinic booth.
"They called me number 14 for a while, because I shouldn't have lived, survived my wounds," said Sergeant Patrick Zeigler.
As Zeigler takes a load off at the Minnesota State Fair, a fellow military man seeing his battle wounds asks Zeigler if he was hit by a roadside bomb.
"No sir, I went to Iraq twice and survived all those bombs, then I came back in 2009, I was at Fort Hood during the shootings," said Zeigler.

Zeigler was one of the first people shot by Nidal Hasan.
"Right here in the head, and that went and knocked me out of my chair. I was trying to escape and he  went and shot me three more times," said Zeigler.
In 2013, Zeigler testified against Hasan.
"He looked me straight in the eyes and pulled the trigger," he remembered.
Zeigler says his recovery was an uphill battle filled with emotional darkness. He spent 800 days in the hospital recovering, but now lives independently with his family in Rochester, Minnesota.
"I had to learn to walk three separate times, because every time I had a major brain surgery, I would be too weak to do my rehab," said Zeigler.
After multiple brain surgeries and recuperation at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, he's celebrating his life as a husband and father.
"Here we are, four years later, with a son, and we're doing really well," said Zeigler.
He says his wife has been a huge support through the years of recovery.
Zeigler has moved on with his life, but his attacker clearly hasn't. On Saturday, Hasan wrote a letter to the Islamic terrorist group ISIS asking to become a "citizen" of the Islamic State.
"He's voluntarily declaring that he's a terrorist," Zeigler said.

 
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