12th February 2013
Initially, Obama tried to capitalize on the heroic actions of Munley and her partner Sergeant Mark Todd. They were included as guests in the First Lady’s box for the 2010 State of the Union address. A few months later they were again honored by Obama at the 2010 National Association of Police Organizations TOP COPS award winners ceremony in the Rose Garden.
Despite the fact that there is extensive evidence that Hasan was in communication with al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki prior to the attack, the victims were denied Purple Hearts and the government shooting has been treating the incident as “workplace violence” instead of “combat related” or terrorism. You can read a redacted report on the FBI’s investigation of Hasan’s ties to al-Awlaki here. Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen on Sept. 30, 2011.
To add insult to her injuries Munley was laid off from her job with the base’s civilian police force last year.