Austin, TX — The federal goverment's declaration that the November 2009 shootings at Fort Hood was 'workplace violence' and not an act of terrorism has enraged many inside and outside the military.
But now, it seems as if the state of Texas is stepping up to take care of those soldiers injured in the shooting.
On Friday, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said the state will treat affected families as if their loved ones were killed in combat- making way for a whole new level of benefits for victims and their spouses.
In a press release, Patterson wrote, “This wasn’t workplace violence — these were casualties of war and we’re going to change the rules to give these families full access to VLB benefits. We’ll let the lawyers work out the details, but I intend to make sure we honor their sacrifice.”
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