MILWAUKEE (AP) — The family of a nurse practitioner from Wisconsin killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting is set to receive his Purple Heart.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ( ) reports the family of Russell Seager will get the honor Friday at the Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee. The 51-year-old was one of 13 people killed in the shooting at the Texas military base.

Seager worked at the VA medical center as a nurse practitioner in mental health and was a captain in the Army Reserve. He was preparing to deploy to Afghanistan when he was killed.

Victims of the shooting were awarded with Purple Hearts last month at Fort Hood. Events such as the 2009 shooting were included under criteria for the award updated last year by Congress.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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