DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – It has been nearly two months since the Army approved Purple Hearts, and its civilian counterpart, for the 2009 Fort Hood shooting victims, following a change in the medals’ eligibility criteria mandated by Congress. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded when Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on a shooting spree. The award ceremony will be held April 10 at Fort Hood, Texas.
Dr. Kathy Platoni, a clinical psychologist and retired colonel, was there that day and recently penned a strikingly candid opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal that takes the Army to task for its handling of the massacre. It is titled “The Army’s Fort Hood Disgrace.”
Hear what she calls “a gross miscarriage of justice” and what she believes needs to be learned from the tragedy.