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Perry Assembles Medal of Honor Recipients
Military News ^ | December 8, 2011 | Bryant Jordan

Posted on 12/09/2011 6:05:58 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Medal of Honor recipient and former Marine Dakota Meyer has signed on as a co-chairman of Veterans for Perry, a group throwing its support behind Texas Gov. Rick Perry in his run for president.

"As the only presidential candidate who volunteered to serve his country, the way that I did, I am confident that Gov. Perry will be an advocate for veterans like myself as president of the United States," Meyer said in a statement released by the Perry campaign Thursday.

Perry was an Air Force C-130 Hercules pilot from 1972 to 1977.

Meyer was awarded the Medal of Honor at the White House in September for heroic actions in Afghanistan in 2009. Then a Marine corporal, he and Marine Staff Sgt. Juan Rodriguez-Chavez repeatedly drove an armored vehicle into an ambush site to try and rescue fellow Marines and Afghan allies. Rodriguez-Chavez was awarded the Navy Cross.

.....Meyer's co-chairs on Veterans for Perry include Medal of Honor recipient retired Marine Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston, who was awarded the medal for leading an attack on a heavily fortified enemy village in Vietnam in 1968. Livingston continued to lead and press the attack even after being wounded three times, according to his citation.

Other veterans serving as co-chairs include Chuck Larson, Sr., retired Army colonel and former U.S. attorney and a justice attaché to the U.S. embassy in Iraq; retired Army Lt. Col. William R. Mann, now political observer, analyst and writer in Florida; and retired Army Capt. Allen B. Clark of Texas, who served as Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination under President George H.W. Bush and as director of the National Cemetery System at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

(Excerpt) Read more at military.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: honor; military; sacrifice; service

1 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:02 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

2 posted on 12/09/2011 6:06:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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IF you'd like to be added FReepmail me. Thanks.

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3 posted on 12/09/2011 6:14:43 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Marcus Luttrell went as far as to appear in an ad noting he called Perry for fatherly advice and that he is what an American President is supposed to be.

It's time for Conservatives to rally around Perry. He's more likeable than Newt or Mitt, has a better more consistent record. He has a military background and he has the jobs numbers to crush the Kenyan.

4 posted on 12/09/2011 6:18:41 AM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sorry. Only God can assemble a Medal of Honor recipient.


5 posted on 12/09/2011 6:18:52 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Voters should take note of how Perry surrounds himself with quality people. Remember the old saying that you can judge a man by the company he keeps? On the other hand, Obama’s taste in campaign co-chairs ran to people like Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Valerie Jarrett.


6 posted on 12/09/2011 6:28:53 AM PST by McLynnan
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He has been sounding better here lately. I think he has a chance but it is a small one. I would have no problem voting for Rick Perry. I think he made a mistake not doing the Trump thing but the Trump thing might fall through.


7 posted on 12/09/2011 6:37:59 AM PST by ontap
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield

EXCELLENT!


8 posted on 12/09/2011 6:43:44 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: McLynnan; Cincinatus' Wife; seekthetruth; MEG33; gonzo; JohnHuang2; MinuteGal

McLynnan wrote:

Voters should take note of how Perry surrounds himself with quality people. Remember the old saying that you can judge a man by the company he keeps? On the other hand, Obama’s taste in campaign co-chairs ran to people like Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Valerie Jarrett.

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I agree with you. My Grandmother used to say: “Show me your friends, and I can tell who you are!”

Major General James Everett Livingston, Medal of Honor recipient and one of the national co-chairs of the Veterans for Perry Coalition said: “He has advocated on behalf of veterans and their families as governor of Texas, and I know he will proudly represent me and veterans across the nation when he is president.”


9 posted on 12/09/2011 6:55:20 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: ontap

Looks like Trump’s Debate would interfere with Rick Perry’s planned bus tour of Iowa. He’s trying to meet as many Iowans as possible before the Caucus.

Take a look here:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/rick-perry-to-roll-through-42-cities-in-iowa-on-december-bus-tour/

I think meeting as many Iowans as possible is the right decision for Rick Perry.


10 posted on 12/09/2011 7:05:13 AM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: MestaMachine; Cincinatus' Wife

Pretty amazing how Perry and his team are arranging the deck chairs!!


11 posted on 12/09/2011 7:27:47 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield
Pretty amazing how Perry and his team are arranging the deck chairs!!

Nice Titanic metaphor. Fits the Perry campaign to a 'T'.

12 posted on 12/09/2011 7:57:15 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: JulieRNR21
Voters should take note of how Perry surrounds himself with quality people.

Many people have remarked on the interview linked below.

The man Rick Perry appointed Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson -- a good example of the caliber and character of leaders Gov. Perry appoints and consults.

13 posted on 12/09/2011 7:58:32 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: shield

This reminds me of how it spoils every awarding of a Medal recipient now by seeing that phony Obama pin the medal on and give the old pat on the back.

I would love to see a true patriot like Perry pin a medal on somebody.


14 posted on 12/09/2011 8:07:32 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Men of Honor.

I find it disgusting that BAE is disparaging MOH recipient Myers by claiming he has emotional problems from his service in Afganistan. Interesting when Meyers blows the lid on BAE making special scopes to sell to Paki by our State Dept. Scopes NOT available to OUR soldiers, the Military sits by while BAE attacks Meyers.

Any doubt that when Perry is President BAE gets yanked from the approved Military Constractors.


15 posted on 12/09/2011 8:57:54 AM PST by marty60
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is very impressive, and to see Veterans supporting Veterans is so great.


16 posted on 12/09/2011 10:50:29 AM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! NEVER Romney! And no thank you to any of the others.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This link has the list of names supporting Rick Perry that are our Heroes.Also inside the link below is another link where Veterans can sign up if they want to suppport Perry.

http://www.rickperry.org/news/gov-rick-perry-announces-veterans-for-perry-coalition/

17 posted on 12/09/2011 11:07:33 AM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! NEVER Romney! And no thank you to any of the others.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; MEG33; 4integrity; seekthetruth; StarFan; JohnHuang2; MinuteGal; NautiNurse

Many people have remarked on the interview linked below.

The man Rick Perry appointed Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson — a good example of the caliber and character of leaders Gov. Perry appoints and consults.

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Thanks for posting the link to this interview:

TX Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson has an inspiring story. And he comes across as thoughtful man of excellent character.

If I recall correctly, Gov. Perry has appointed most of the current Justices of the TX Supreme Court.

In an interview I heard him say that they are ‘strict constructionists’ who respect the Constitution as the Founders wrote it.

Ping to FRiends... Please listen to the interview with Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

http://vimeo.com/1976767


18 posted on 12/09/2011 2:34:10 PM PST by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: JulieRNR21

On now:

Caller just asked about ethanol.

http://www.iheart.com/#/live/925/?autoplay=true

Perry on Simon Conway radio program in Des Moines.


19 posted on 12/09/2011 2:55:27 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.


20 posted on 12/09/2011 3:45:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A President of Honor
21 posted on 12/10/2011 9:05:24 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: normy

Couldn’t agree with you more!

I hope Freepers everywhere will take a good look at Governor Perry. He is honest, loves our Military, our country and has an excellent record as Governor of Texas. The fact that he served in the Military is a plus!


22 posted on 12/10/2011 1:59:50 PM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth; bevperl
FROM: Beverly Perlson of The Band Of Mothers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypXu2IU68CU

Rick Perry flubs!! I don't want to hear it, I guarantee he's never uttered the words “corpsmen” and he knows how many states are in the United States!
I can tell you this:

Rick Perry looked me in the eye and promised me that if he makes it to the White House, he will put every Leavenworth case under a magnifying glass and release our Heroes that shouldn't be in that prison! When he put his hands on my shoulder, stooped and looked me in the eye, I can tell you wtihout any doubt he meant what he said!

I've watched as this administration endangers and demoralizes our brave men and women with policies such as the “catch and release” and the rules of engagement. Enough! Its about time our Troops had a Commander-in-Chief who cares about their hearts and minds!

Rick Perry has my full support!

Beverly Perlson
The Band of Mothers

23 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:55 PM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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To: seekthetruth
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24 posted on 12/10/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by seekthetruth (We Patriots want a Commander In Chief who STANDS with Our Military!)
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