Bill to honor 2009 Fort Hood shooting victims

An unidentified soldier holds flowers dropped off at Fort Hood's main gate for shooting victims, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Fort Hood, Texas. A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) — Congressman John Carter and other leaders will be in Killeen on Monday to talk about a bill designed to honor the victims of the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood.

The “Fort Hood Heroes Act” was first introduced in September 2013. It would classify the shooting as an “act of terror” instead of an act of “workplace violence.”

If successful, the act would also provide compensation for the victims and award Purple Hearts to soldiers killed or wounded during the shooting. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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