Major Nidal Hasan
What began as a quiet day at Fort Hood, Texas, ended as the deadliest mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history. On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a 39-year-old Army psychiatrist, allegedly walked into a crowded room where soldiers were getting ready for deployment and opened fire. Authorities say Maj. Hasan fired more than 100 rounds, killing 13 and injuring 43 others.

One of the first civilian police officers to arrive at the scene was Sgt. Kimberly Munley, a 34-year-old mother of two who earned the nickname "Mighty Mouse" during her military service. Authorities say Sgt. Munley fired at Maj. Hasan twice. Maj. Hasan then allegedly charged at her, firing. Sgt. Munley managed to fire a few more rounds and fell on her back, shot in each leg and her wrist.

Senior Sgt. Mark Todd, another civilian police offer with military service, joined Sgt. Munley. Together, they took down Maj. Hasan. Senior Sgt. Todd was not injured. Maj. Hasan is in stable condition and remains in custody.

Witnesses say the death toll would have been much worse if it weren't for the heroic actions of Sgt. Munley and Senior Sgt. Todd.

FROM: The Woman Mauled by a 200-Pound Chimp and the Heroes of Fort Hood
Published on November 11, 2009


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