Ron Paul Iowa Team Salutes Newest ‘Veterans for Ron Paul’Submitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 12/08/2011 - 20:12
ANKENY, Iowa – The Iowa component of the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign released today new statements of support from a sample of Iowans who recently joined its “Veterans for Ron Paul” nationwide coalition.
These are everyday veterans, yet active citizens in their community with honorable records of service.
Among the latest to join is U.S. Army and Iowa National Guard veteran Andrew Lyons. Mr. Lyons spent four years active duty as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, completing two tours of duty in Iraq. Following his time in Fallujah and Kurdistan, he continued his service in the Iowa National Guard for three years.
Mr. Lyons, a Cedar Rapids resident, proclaims his support with the following statement:
“I support Ron Paul for president because there is no other candidate who is fully committed to revamping our foreign policy. I fully endorse his idea of bringing troops home from all foreign countries. Ron Paul’s idea that the current foreign policy of preemptive war undermines our national security compelled me to reevaluate my position on the issue. After reflecting on my time in Iraq, I realize that our presence over there does indeed create more enemies for the United States, and is counterproductive to our national security interests.”
Twenty-year Navy veteran Kelly Schoen, also of Cedar Rapids, attained the rank of Commander. She was CO of a squadron of four jets in Norfolk, Virginia, and also went on a pair of six-month cruises on the USS Concord and USS Kalamazoo. Her statement follows.
“Ron Paul has the integrity demanded of a truly great leader. We need a leader we want to follow, person who is honest and courageous in the face of adversity, and a leader that serves not his self, but a higher purpose. That purpose is our nation’s health and that leader is Ron Paul.”