Joe Stack's A 'Hero', Says Daughter Of Austin IRS Attacker : The Two-Way Daughter of Austin attacker Joe Stack says her father is a "hero" for calling attention to his anti-government, anti-IRS views.
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Joe Stack's A 'Hero', Says Daughter Of Austin IRS Attacker

Flying his single-engine plane into an Austin federal building -- and killing an IRS employee in the process -- was "inappropriate," Joe Stack's adult daughter tells ABC News' Good Morning America in comments aired today.

But she also says her father is a "hero" for calling attention to his anti-government, anti-IRS views by going on his suicide mission last Thursday. "Now maybe people will listen," Samantha Bell, Stack's daughter, tells GMA:

Stack, 53, killed IRS manager Vernon Hunter, 68, and wounded 13 people. Hunter was an Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam.

Bell is 38. Her mother was Stack's first wife. The attacker's second wife, Sheryl Stack, has offered her "sincerest sympathy" to his victims.

(H/T to On Deadline.)