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

   By drodriguez  Nov 09, 2009
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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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darcypearl by darcypearl | sedona, AZ
Sep 10, 2010

Srg. You are truley admired-

stargazer534 by stargazer534 | louisville, TN
Aug 28, 2010

Women have more ease in their "inner feelings" I think this helps a women in areas that men do not excell quite as well, It is wonderful foranyon to e a member of the military and excel, and I'm very proud of her, I'm the wife of a 22 year Veteran of the Army, He did his work wit honor, and I do think Women can also do that as well, and women seem to pick up on "little things" instincts, thatare uilt in to motherhold, and sisterhoood, that also is a plus!

bdesarro by bdesarro | E LIVERPOOL, OH
Feb 16, 2010

She should be applauded. The whole ordeal makes me sick to my stomach that people can be so mentally ill and want to hurt people. It is not our job to end each others lives, no matter what has happened to you in life. I can't handle thinking about it. She did an amazing job and she should forever be recognied as a hero!

radar525 by radar525 | McGuire AFB, NJ
Dec 29, 2010

Maybe her actions will FINALLY put an end to the complaints that women should not be in combat roles. She obviously had no hesitation in subduing the shooter while others (i.e. men) were too stunned.shocked/thinking of what to do to act. Maybe women will also be treated with respect when sent into battle zones, rather than having to worry about the increasing sexual harassment and violence they often face (check out the stories on MSNBC and CNN). Stop the distinction between men and women - they are all soldiers, so let THIS soldier do her job, one that she seems to do well!

sharman421 by sharman421 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
Nov 25, 2009

Not only is Sgt. Munley a true American hero, she is a fine example of what women in our military are capable. We have an all volunteer military. If women volunteer for combat, they should be equal to their male counterparts. It is not a "social experiment" if these women have proven their capabilities. No one, male or female, should be sent into combat without being ready. Sgt. Munley was obviously ready.

Larak12 by Larak12 | Riverside, CA
Nov 16, 2009

What a hero!

Alyssarae92293 by Alyssarae92293 | BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Nov 14, 2009

THAT WOMAN IS TRUELY AN INSPIRATION

SueGlow by SueGlow | HUNTINGTN BCH, CA
Nov 13, 2009

God bless you, Sgt. Munley. You acted selflessly and not only reinforce pride in being Americans, but pride in the strength and courage of women. You are a true American hero. Thank you!

AimeeAken by AimeeAken | Omaha, NE
Nov 12, 2009

She is a true hero! There should not be a ban against anyone in combat to react to help out others in any situation. Women are just as capable and equal as men to save lives and make the world a better place.

enizabeth2004 by enizabeth2004 | SANTA ANA, CA
Nov 10, 2009

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

msfriendly by msfriendly | MONROE, WI
Nov 10, 2009

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!

DebLott by DebLott | Elgin, TX
Nov 10, 2009

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.

Linda9647 by Linda9647 | Howard Beach, NY
Nov 10, 2009

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.

MrsJArthur75 by MrsJArthur75 | Beeville, TX
Nov 09, 2009

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.

Beatrice by Beatrice | Hayden, ID
Nov 09, 2009

Proves women can do anything, and do it right.

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