WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- There's a push in Congress right now to reclassify the 2009 Fort Hood massacre from a workplace shooting to an act of terrorism.
That would allow the victims to receive awards, like the Purple Heart.
It would also make them and their families eligible for combat-related benefits.
The mother of a Wisconsin soldier wounded in the attack says it's the right thing to do.
"People just don't ever forget it. These victims lived through this every single day and there's many people I talk to who don't even recall the shooting. It's sad," said Lisa Pfund.
13 soldiers were killed in the shooting, including two from Wisconsin.
More than 30 other people were wounded, four were from Wisconsin.
Army major Nidal Hassan was sentenced to death for the 2009 attack.
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