Marines killed in Tenn. shooting eligible for Purple Heart if gunman had terror ties, report says

July 26, 2015

The four Marines who were killed when a gunman opened fire at a Navy Operational Support Center reportedly will only be eligible to receive a Purple Heart award if the FBI declares the shooter had ties to a terror organization.

The Marine Corps Times reports Purple Heart packages are being prepared for the Marines who lost their lives in the shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The FBI has only referred to Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez as a “homegrown violent extremist.”

“Determination of eligibility will have to wait until all the facts are gathered and the FBI investigation is complete,” Marine Corps public affairs officer Maj. Clark Carpenter told the Marine Corps Times.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • TeaPartyPatriot says:



    Vote in November


  • Patriot1955 says:

    Wheather he had personal contact or not he was reading and watching radical Islamic videos. Give them the purple hearts don’t pull another asinine stunt like you did in Texas. Do what’s right.

    1. Gnowark says:

      I’m sure you realize that the CIC has the “final say,” so while what is obvious to us, might also be, to someone trying to break the spirit of the military.

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