An East Tennessee veteran who witnessed the massacre at Fort Hood says he is satisfied with the death sentence for the shooter.
Retired Army medic Rex Stalnaker says he suffers PTSD and depression from the mass shooting on the Texas Army base back in 2009. In previous interviews with 10News, the 29-year military veteran explained how he was 15 feet away from Major Nadal Hasan as he gunned down more than half a dozen fellow soldiers.
Stalnaker says the trauma of that day almost four years ago was worse than anything he witnessed in Iraq or Afghanistan.
An Army panel sentenced Hasan to death by lethal injection.
"I was pleased with the trial that he himself admitted he is a terrorist. I still feel like I'm hanging out on a limb waiting for the DOD and the Army and our current administration to admit that it was a terrorist act," said Stalnaker.
Stalnaker says he will not receive full benefits from the government until the massacre is declared a terrorist act. Their fight on that front continues.
The shooter has said he wants to die, but Hassan's case will automatically move to the appeals process.