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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Kim Munley, a native of Carolina Beach and one of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting in 2009, is involved in a movie project that the director says will “bring the complete story of the Fort Hood shooting to the American people.”
“Fort Hood: The Untold Truth” centers around Munley’s experience on Nov. 5, 2009.
A civilian police officer at the time, Munley and her partner were among the first to respond to the attack on the military base. Munley was shot several times and suffered critical injuries.
“We are extremely excited about the filming of this feature,” Munley, also a former Wrightsville Beach Police officer and Hoggard High graduate, told WECT in an email statement. “There are an abundance of facts about that tragic day that has not been accessible to the general public. We aim to both educate and entertain with the final product. The movie will mostly be filmed locally considering the amount of resources available with the area film industry.”
Munley says she is working with writer, director and producer Heath Franklin and producer Brandon Luck on the project. She says her role “will be as an advisor and will help guide the production in a way to allow the viewers to feel as if they were on-scene during Nov. 5, 2009.”
“The audience will also be enthralled to learn about the events leading up to that day,” Munley said. “My goal is to see this feature be so successful that I can establish a special fund for the victims while captivating an audience that will keep them on the edge of their seats and empower their American Spirit.”
The project is seeking support through a website Indiegogo to become a reality. To donate, click here.
Munley is also involved with the group called Truth About Fort Hood, working to change the government's stance on the attack by suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan that killed more than a dozen servicemen and wounded many more.
"The government is covering up something that means a lot to us and should mean a lot to any patriotic American," Munley said.
The Department of Defense currently considers the shooting as workplace violence, not an act of terror. Aggravated workers upset over compensation or termination are what Munley considers to be examples of workplace violence.
"In no way is that related to what happened at Fort Hood," she said.
The coalition of victims is not alone in its effort. Both a Congressional investigation and an FBI study ruled the shooting a terrorist act.
Representatives Michael McCaul and John Carter already signed a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Army in support of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.
Without recognition from the DOD, the soldiers involved are not given "combat status." Munley said the distinction would provide the victims and their families with better benefits. She would not be eligible for them, but Munley continues to fight for what she considers most important of all – justice.
"We will not stop until it's overturned and ruled, as it's supposed to be," Munley said.
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