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Victims of 1st Fort Hood attack hope for more benefits
by Rick Jervis
Army Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning watched in horror as a shooting spree again unfolded at his former Fort Hood army post.
A victim of a similar 2009 Fort Hood attack, where an Army psychiatrist shot and killed 13 people and injured more than 30, Manning thought not only of the excruciating physical and mental pain of the victims and their families after the April 2 rampage, but also of the potential financial turmoil that lies ahead.
"I'm sad to know these guys who are wounded, many of them are going to be stuck in the same situation we are in," said Manning, 38, who was shot six times and still has bullets lodged in his back and right leg. "After our shooting, I always thought the Army would do the right thing. But now, 4½ years later, we're still waiting."
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