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Fort Hood fight worth battling in Raleigh

North Carolina's new Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs wants to join the fight to have the Fort Hood shooting classified as a "terrorist attack." North Carolina's new Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs wants to join the fight to have the Fort Hood shooting classified as a "terrorist attack."

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - North Carolina's new Assistant Secretary of Veterans' Affairs wants to join the fight to have the Fort Hood shooting classified as a "terrorist attack."

Ilario Pantano announced his new position on Wednesday, and with it, we asked him what he thinks can be done to support those the 13 lives lost and 32 others wounded in the 2009 attack.

"I think there's the opportunity, since we have so many North Carolinians involved, that we may be able to do more to support the effort," Pantano said. "Certainly, when you look at the facts of the case, one has to wonder why this was not declared a terrorist attack immediately and why these folks have not been the recipients of the purple heart…We're going to see what we can do at the state level."

Pantano served in the Marine Corps and has experienced the harsh reality of combat. While the official classification must come from the Secretary of the Army in Washington, Pantano says it's worth fighting in Raleigh, too.

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