Hi Christina -
From: Christina Munoz[mailto:cmunoz@KATV.com] Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 3:34 PMTo: FN-WHO-Media_AffairsSubject: Purple Heart
I'm wondering if I can get astatement from the White House on a story I'm working on.
The families of the two menthat were shot while standing outside a recruiting office in Little Rock inJune of 2009 (Private William Long was killed, Private Quinton Ezeagwula wasinjured) are hoping to get Purple Heart awards for their loved ones. Everyone Ihave spoken to seems to agree that they qualify for the award (because of aprovision that allows victims of terrorism on US soil to be eligible) but don'tknow why it hasn't happened.
All of Arkansas' US lawmakersare in support of legislation that would make it happen.
Please call or email anytimewith any questions.
This story is slated to airon KATV Channel 7 on Tuesday, February 21 at 10pm.
Thanks so much for yourhelp!!!
Channel 7 News