The announcement occurs on the heels of a similar recent 20-veteran
announcement, a ‘Salute to Veterans
’ rally in Des Moines, and a Des
Moines Register op-ed
by Ron Paul addressing veterans issues,
all in the last week.
Surpassing the recent record-setting rollout for this coalition, the
additional members reside in Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Jackson,
Jasper, Linn, Pocahontas, Polk, Scott, Warren, Washington, and Woodbury
counties, all Iowa.
Support for the Ron Paul 2012 campaign in the Hawkeye state continues
to benefit from the backing of veterans such as the ones speaking out
today. Reasons for Dr. Paul’s substantial support from voters who
veterans include his dedication to veterans while in Congress,
highlighted in an ad here
, and the fact that he is himself a former Air
Force flight surgeon.
Representing 13 counties, information about each veteran is provided in
the following sequence: Name and residence, rank, branch,
conflict/assignment, years of service.
Dean Dietz of Dumont, Specialist, US Army, Vietnam, 1 year.
Richard Marriott of Atlantic, Seaman Apprentice, US Navy, Desert
Storm/USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Adam Kofoed of West Branch, Specialist, US Army, South Korea, 3 years.
Ashley Hayes of West Branch, Private First Class, US Army, South Korea,
Cerro Gordo County
Nate Johnson of Mason City, Airman First Class, US Air Force, 1 year.
Charles Meyer of Maquoketa, Sergeant, US Army, Afghanistan, 5 years.
Don Seibert of Monroe, Specialist-5, US Army, Vietnam (two tours), 3
David Ward of Cedar Rapids, Petty Officer Third Class, US Navy, Japan,
Duane Weltha of Marion, Staff Sergeant, US Air Force, Saudi Arabia, 4
Norma Halverson of Laurens, US Air Force, 5.5 years.
Michael Berry of West Des Moines, Major, US Army,
Jonas Cutler of West Des Moines, Corporal, US Marines, Gulf War, 4
Terry Hout of Des Moines, Specialist-4, US Army, Vietnam, 2 years.
Ryan Lewellin of Des Moines, Corporal, US Marines, Iraq, 6.5 years.
Charles Janzen of Windsor Heights, Private First Class, US Army, 2
Ron Richards of Des Moines, Senior Airman, US Air Force, 4 years.
John Lindley of West Des Moines, US Army, Iraq, 4 years.
Matthew Gray of Des Moines, Specialist, US Army, Iraq &
Afghanistan, 5 years.
Gabe Lanz of Des Moines, Specialist, US Army, Iraq & Afghanistan, 8
Donald Collins of Davenport, Specialist, US Army, Germany, 10 years.
Delbert Edwards of Indianola, US Navy, Battleship New Jersey, 4 years
active 9 years reserve.
Crystal McIntyre of Indianola, US Army, 8 years.
Steve Lord of Ainsworth, Corporal, US Marines, Japan/Thailand/Okinawa,
Marco Linares of Sioux City, Sergeant, Iowa Army National Guard,
Afghanistan, 4 years.
Pastor Al Milligan of Danbury, Specialist-4, US Army, West Germany, 3
As a first basic step, those interested in joining the “Veterans for
Ron Paul” nationwide coalition should visit the official page by
clicking here. Those residing in the Hawkeye State
should email Iowa Voter Outreach Director Meghann Walker at email@example.com.