Contact: Ramona Joyce, 202-263-2982, 202-445-1161 cell; Joe March, 317-630-1253, 317-748-1926 cell; both with the American Legion
MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 31 /Standard Newswire/ -- The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in
Photo: National Commander Paul A. Morin; A high-resolution photograph of Commander Morin can be downloaded at http://www.legion.org
"As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in
While addressing a group of college students at a campaign rally in
"While The American Legion shares the senator's appreciation for education, the troops in
"And while we are on the topic of education, why doesn't the senator and his comrades in Congress improve the GI Bill so all of today's military members - reserves and guard included - can achieve the educational aspirations that the senator so highly values?" Morin said. "The senator's false and outrageous attack was over-the-top and he should apologize now."
The 2.7-million member American Legion, http://www.legion.org, is the nation's largest veterans organization.