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By Ned Berkowitz and Brian Ross
ABC News

Three years after the White House arranged a hero’s welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

“Betrayed is a good word,” former Sgt. Munley told ABC News in a tearful interview to be broadcast tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline.”

“Not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of,” she said. “In fact they’ve been neglected.”

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Guesttenehimer
2015 years 9 months ago

Thank you for what you and your partner did at Ft. Hood and thank you for personally putting yourself out to explain to these jealous, name-calling vicious idiots.

I am never less than amazed to read the callous, denegrating, petty and shallow comments that appear on this subject. I have no idea their reason for attempting to portray you as a greedy, media-seeking individual. I can’t understand their reason to purposely attempt to discredit you and your efforts when you clearly have the intent of doing the right thing, for the right people when our very own government leaders turned their backs on the Ft. Hood incident. The people behind all of these caustic comments are cowards. Their most savvy weapon is a keyboard and an internet connection. They throw words and accusations with the same faceless cowardice as the radical Muslims.
I not only find it very difficult to hear fellow Americans take swings at you like this. I find it is sickening, shameful and a disgrace to this wonderful country which I feel priveleged to be a part of.
What has happened to our people?

Vog46
2015 years 9 months ago

As I said in my response to you:
“I will not judge the merits of the lawsuit.”

Thanks though for admitting to the mistake.
The military personnel should get medals in my opinion. The legal ramifications of this is that by giving them Purple Hearts the government then says it was a military action and all would receive increased benefits from it.
It is my understanding that Ms Munley was not a soldier at the time, and therefore is at the mercy of workmen’s compensation laws in Texas. So, why, if you cannot get military benny’s do you suit? To support the troops? Good for her.
I think she’s a hero for what she did – as much as any police officer in any city or town would be.
If that gives me narrow minded hindquarters – so be it.

Vog

Vog46
2015 years 9 months ago

Oh Ok
Get over myself?

As you said:
“She’s not involved in the lawsuit”
Um that was wrong
“She’s not in it for the money”
Since she’s part of the suit and asking for $ I guess thats wrong too.

I have no doubt that Kim’s a good person and a hero for what she did as I have stated, and YOU apparently decided to ignore.

I will just quote Guest 1234’s post:

“This matter is being decided by the DoD. I mean what’s the President to do here, circumvent the rules, policy and procedures in place?!”

Boy did THAT say it all. There’s probably 1450 pages worth of regs that DoD has for this – which is typical of DoD.
Remember the old adage “It would take an Act of Congress to change that?”
Yep – that applies here…..
Which is why I suggested The Armed Services Committee.
BTW – Sen Kay Hagan(D) – NC is part of that committee – have you written to her yet?
I have, for just this reason.
Politics plays a big part of the hearings we see and hear on TV. Benghazi is a good example.
What you saw was Clinton getting grilled and Clinton chiding the committee. What happens behind the scenes is something gets done – policy changes, or what have you.
In THIS case Kim is correct – the soldiers are getting shafted by a seemingly petty argument about where it happened and who’s uniform Hasan was wearing at the time.
It is truly unfortunate that soldiers are played like pawns in this but it does happen and it won’t change unless the DoD is told to change it……..
Guest 1234 is absolutely correct – its being decided by the DoD and in my mind a lawsuit won’t make DoD budge. But a politician who might hold sway over DoD’s purse strings or benefit determination for all service people might be able to convince DoD to change things. Hence the suggestion of the committee and writing Hagan.

Vog

Guest1237
2015 years 9 months ago

Sheep dog…..oh please?! Some of you are legends in your own mind. This woman is making hay for other reasons I gaurantee. Keep watching the news reports and you’ll see soon enough.

Kim Munley
2015 years 9 months ago

Let it be known this much: You will NEVER hear the self-recognition of being a hero come out of my mouth. NEVER! I have never considered myself a hero, and I never will. I am fighting for these soldiers because NO ONE has been successful in winning this fight so far. And if my face, my name, however I have been used as propaganda in the past since the shooting, will help these victims get the benefits and the help they DESERVE, then I will CONTINUE to fight, do interviews, attempt to make a movie and take all the “below the belt” punches by those who think my motive is otherwise! If the reclassification is successful, I get nothing out of it but that my job as a cop was successful…to fight and protect those who need it. So those who are sick of seeing my face and hearing my name, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!! Write your congressman and senators. Demand the military victims their justice and I will shut the hell up! UNDERSTAND!!!!!!!!!! Until then, get used to it because I’m not going away!!!!!!

PS- I am not entitled to the Purple Heart or the Military Benefits if it gets reclassified, nor would I EVER attempt to request them. This is about the military victims, not me so those of you who speak of the case and have not followed up on my intent, you are only sharing your ignorance. Mark my word, I won’t stop until they get what they deserve. So keep cramping your fingers with your hurtful comments. I can handle it. This whole story was meant to focus on the victims, not me. This is media spin and put your glasses on if you can’t interpret it.

KIM MUNLEY

 

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