Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Veterans endorse Meehan

Major General James Livingston and Major General William Lynch endorsed Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate in the 7th Congressional District race, on Monday afternoon.

Livingston is a retired Marine Corps general who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Lynch is a former Adjutant General of Pennsylvania, responsible for command of all Air and Army National Guard units allocated to Pennsylvania.

"It means a great deal to me to have the backing of those who served our country with dignity and honor in our armed forces," said Meehan in a release. "I have the utmost respect for the men and women who served in the military. And I believe strongly that our nation has a duty and an obligation to meet our promises to military personnel, veterans and their families, individuals who put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and our way of life."

Meehan's opponent, Democratic candidate state Rep. Bryan Lentz, D-161, of Swarthmore, was also endorsed by a prominent veteran.

Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, commanding general of the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team in Iraq from 2003 to 2004, endorsed Lentz in late September.


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