Fort Hood Victims To Receive Purple Heart

Five years after Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at Fort Hood in Central Texas, survivors of the massacre will be eligible for the Purple Heart and the military benefits that come with it. Sen. John Cornyn and John Carter and Representatives Roger Williams have returned to the nation’s largest Army post to mark congressional passage of legislation to make the designation.

Until now, the Dept. of Defense has labeled the incident at Fort Hood an act of workplace violence. ABC’s Jim Ryan is in Texas and tells us what the designation means.

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