Source: ABCNews.comAfter Sgt. Kimberly Munley stopped the Fort Hood massacre by shooting Major Nidal Malik Hasan several times, she collapsed from her wounds and doctors who treated her were afraid she wouldn't survive.
Munley, a 34-year-old former soldier who became a civilian cop on the Fort Hood base, was shot twice in both legs during Thursday's confrontation. Two powerful "cop killer" rounds allegedly fired by Hasan tore through her left thigh, exited and blasted through her right thigh as well. She was also struck in the wrist.
Munley, the mother of two girls, was sped to Metroplex Hospital several miles away where doctors say she lost so much blood that they feared she wouldn't make it. Munley proved to be as tough in the operating room as she was while confronting Hasan in their close range shootout.
Chuck Medley, the director of emergency services at Fort Hood, said many more would have died if Munley hadn't leaped into action.
"If she had not responded the way she had, we would have had an extremely high number of dead and injured," Medley told ABC News on Friday. "The number of lives that this person saved ... we will probably never know. But there is a lot of ammunition left, a lot of magazines," he said referring to what Hasan was allegedly carrying.
I would also like to mention another heroine. According to investigators and eye-witness accounts, Army Pfc. Amber Bahr tended to the wounded while under fire and with a gunshot wound to the stomach. She is reported to be in guarded but stable condition.
I tip my beret to these two courageous ladies. Well done.
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A surprised attack on unguarded or unprepared persons ends with a two-fold conclusional analysis: The attacker is both stupid and cowardly.
Stupid because such an attack is an immediate death sentence. You'll find the heroics of your victims real soon.
Cowardly because it shows that not only are your principles weak and easily dismissed within the confines of society, but that you prefer to "not live" to fight another day.
Last edited by Arch Enemy; 11-07-09 at 06:23 PM.
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
You know guys we can speculate what was the motivation for this whackjob who committed murder or maybe a terrorist act but this headline on CNN today about says it all:
"Fort Hood victims: Sons, a daughter, mother-to-be"
all that I can add is Americans, all of them and damn it hurts !!!
Last edited by F107HyperSabr; 11-07-09 at 07:47 PM.
“I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us “ f107HyperSabr
I'd heard that his shooting was a response to his deployment to Iraq, this man was having a real emotional problem .
He hadn't even thought about the consequences, about how will people think about it, as he was Muslim, and how will this affect badly on the view .
Being selfish and stupid, this man don't even deserve to live .