FORT HOOD, Texas – After years of lobbying, victims of the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood were awarded Purple Heart medals during a somber ceremony at the military post Friday. The delay had rankled the wounded and relatives of the 13 killed when Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan opened fire at a processing center here. Hasan is on death row at Fort Leavenworth. At the start of the ceremony, soldiers fired cannons 13 times to honor medal recipients killed in the attack. In addition to those killed, 24 others were awarded Purple Hearts, and two civilians, one dead and one who survived, received Defense of Freedom medals.
Los Angeles Times