"The entire incident was very confusing and chaotic," Sgt. Kimberly Munley, told "The Oprah Winfrey Show" from her Texas hospital bed.
Munley, a 34-year-old mother of two married to an Army Special Forces officer, had been cleaning her car and topping off the gas tank — a daily end-of-shift ritual — when she heard gunshots.
"There was many people outside pointing to the direction that this individual was apparently located, and as soon as I got out of my vehicle and ran up the hill was when things got pretty bad," she said.
He had just ruthlessly slaughtered 12 fellow troops and a civilian.
"The training does take over," she said, when recalling that she along with fellow officer Police Senior Sgt. Mark Todd engaged Hasan in a firefight.
They took Hasan down with four shots to the torso. He is recovering in an Army hospital.
Munley, trained in active-response tactics, took three shots, one in each thigh and a third in her hand.
"When I got shot, it felt like a muscle being torn out of my leg," she said, adding, "I’m doing well."
Her ER physician, Dr. Kelly Matlock, said her first words after the shooting were "Did anybody die?"
"I was very concerned as to who else had been injured," she said.
Munley, who is 5’2" and 125 pounds, is nicknamed "Mighty Mouse" for once tackling a suspect with a gun.
"Everyday is progress for me, and things are getting better day by day," she said. "And emotionally, I’m just hoping the rest of the officers and the injured and the families of the deceased are healing as well."