KILLEEN, TX - NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major Terrence Murphy (C) and Col. Kent Savre (R) hold candles during a vigil for those killed and wounded when U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan went on a shooting rampage at the Soldier Readiness Center on the grounds of Fort Hood on November 6, 2009 in Killeen, Texas. Hasan, an army psychiatrist, killed 13 people and wounded 30 in a shooting at the military base at Fort Hood yesterday. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terrence Murphy;Kent Savre
Many of the wounded soldiers and families of those killed during the Fort Hood shooting rampage are urging the government to declare it a terrorist attack.
They say soldiers injured or killed deserve fair benefits and Purple Heart eligibility. But that won't happen until the shooting is declared a terrorist attack.
A group of about 160 people affected by the November 2009 shooting on the Texas Army post released a video Thursday expressing their frustration.
Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, who was shot six times that day, says he's upset that the Defense Department has referred to the shooting as workplace violence.
Maj. Nidal Hasan, an American-born Muslim, faces the death penalty if convicted in the rampage that killed 13 people and wounded more than two dozen.