WASHINGTON (AP, abc24.com) - Several lawmakers say two soldiers who were shot outside a military recruiting station in Arkansas two years ago should be awarded the Purple Heart.
Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, along with several other legislators, voiced support for the soldiers after one of the soldiers' father testified during a hearing on homegrown terrorism in Washington on Wednesday. Daris Long's son, Pvt. William Andrew Long, was killed outside a Little Rock recruiting center in 2009. Another soldier, Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula, was wounded.
Long has been fighting for the military award for his son and Ezeagwula, but so far, he's been unsuccessful.
Abdulhakim Muhammad told The Associated Press he shot the soldiers because of U.S. military action in the Middle East. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.