Judicial Watch Victory: Judge Orders Army to Reconsider Granting Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for Injuries Sustained in 2009 Fort Hood Terror Attack
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2018 /Standard Newswire
/ -- Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper issued an order stating that the Army must reconsider its decision denying a Purple Heart to Sgt. Joshua Berry for injuries sustained in the 2009 international terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas.
The August 22 order calls for the Army to reconsider its decision and to act appropriately. If the Army wishes to stick with the denial, it must sufficiently explain why Sgt. Berry
is not entitled to the Purple Heart.
On remand, the Army, assuming it wishes to stick with its determination, must explain why Berry is not entitled to a Purple Heart and do so with sufficient clarity that "a court can measure" the denial "against the 'arbitrary or capricious' standard of the [Administrative Procedures Act]."
Judicial Watch on October 12, 2017, filed a lawsuit
on behalf of Sgt. Berry's father, Howard M. Berry... Read more...