Saturday, April 12
(Washington, DC) -- The White House is not letting a victim of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting meet with President Obama. ABC News reports retired Staff Sergeant Alonzo Lunsford was hoping to talk with the President about the survivors not receiving any combat-related benefits. The White House sent a letter to Lunsford yesterday denying the request. The letter says his concerns have been forwarded to the Defense and Justice departments. The survivors aren't getting benefits because the government classified the 2009 shooting as workplace violence, not terrorism.