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One 'Tough Woman' Put An End To The Massacre At Fort Hood

One 'Tough Woman' Put An End To The Massacre At Fort Hood

As more news surfaces about the horrific massacre that took place in Fort Hood, Texas it is becoming clear that Sgt. Kimberly Munley is the hero in all of this.  Many people were surprised to hear that a woman police officer was responsible for putting an end to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan’s alleged attack on his fellow soldiers at a medical processing center.  In the end it is being reported that 13 of Hasan’s victims were killed while up to 38 suffered injuries, including Munley who was hurt during the shootout but managed to shoot and wound Hasan 4 times. 

Munley, 34-year-old mother of a 3-year-old daughter, has been described by Fort Hood’s commanding general, Lt. Gen Bob Cone, as a "trained, active first responder".  Bryan Munley, Kimberly Munley’s brother-in-law told CNN, "There’s nothing that stands in her way.  It completely makes sense that she did what she did.  It was amazing.  Without her, there would have been a lot more people killed." 

Munley and her partner arrived on the scene within 3 minutes of getting the call.  Cone has stated that, "The critical factor here was her quick response to the situation." Munley’s obvious skill and ability to act fast on her feet has raised the question of why military women are still not permitted to take part in direct ground combat. 

The Center For Military Readiness has responded to those who protest the ban on women in combat by saying, "War is no time or place for ’social experiments’.  The needs of themilitary - and the nation - must come first."  According to a recent article in the Examiner an order put out by the Navy earlier this year clearly states that women are not to be assigned to any operations, "likely to result in being exposed to hostile fire."  Hostile fire is just what police officerMunley exposed herself to when she entered the chaotic scene at Fort Hood and quickly diffused the entire situation saving many lives. 

What do you think of the heroic actions of Kimberly Munley at Fort Hood?

Do you think Munley’s actions prove that the ban against women in combat should be lifted?

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  • GloWard By GloWard
    11.09.09  

    Thank you Sgt. Kimberly Munley! I will continue to pray for you and all of our honorable troops who serve our wonderful country. Your service has shown how the military is so very vital to our nation and keeping the peace not only here state side, but through out the world.

  • momagarry By momagarry
    11.09.09  

    SHe is truly a hero in my eyes:)

  • Lusadi By Lusadi
    11.09.09  

    I am very proud of what Sgt. Munley accomplished. She is a hero. I do not think that women should be on the front lines in combat. I do think that the army should allow their soldiers to carry side-arms with live rounds chambered. I also think they should have soldiers guarding the entrance to all of their bases, rather than private security firms.

  • KerriHoran By KerriHoran
    11.09.09  

    Amen. I am in the Army, some time back I was aquainted with Sgt. Munley in a class we took together. Sgt. Munley is a petite, pretty little blonde who I spent two weeks chattering on about clothes, husbands, how challenging it can be to keep physically fit when genetics want you to be heavy, and our jobs. She showed amazing strength and I am proud to have been aquainted with her for the short time I was, but she is just one of many, many women in service in the military, police, EMS, or fire services that prove that the strength a woman pocesses is no less, and often greater than that of a man- it's not all about how much you can bench press.

  • Beatrice By Beatrice
    11.09.09  

    Proves women can do anything, and do it right.

  • MrsJArthur75 By MrsJArthur75
    11.09.09  

    Sgt. Kimbery Munley is a Hero and always will be. She showed more bravery then most would have. I personally believe that it should be a choice for women to make if they want to be on the front lines. There are some people, men and women alike, that could be honest and say they would not have been so brave. I think that the first step i that bravery starts with saying that you want to become a member of the U.S. Military.

  • Linda9647 By Linda9647
    11.10.09  

    God bless Sgt. Kimberly Munley she is a true hero and God bless all the service men and women who are serving to keep our country safe. Coming from NYC and knowing people who were in the world trade center on 911 realize how ones life can change in just a second.

  • DebLott By DebLott
    11.10.09  

    Women like her are excellent role models for the young girls of today. This lets them know there are no limits for them just because they are female.

  • msfriendly By msfriendly
    11.10.09  

    Sgt. Kimberly Munley is a great hero. Way to go, girl! Goes to show how quickly ordinary people can become heroes if they choose to do the right thing in a split-second decision. It also shows everyone, especially our daughters, that women CAN do anything they want and be GREAT at it!

  • enizabeth2004 By enizabeth2004
    11.10.09  

    thank you sgt.kimberly numley sa agreat honor to have u in our millitary.

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