Contribute Now to Support an Iraq War Veteran and Veterans Advocate for Congress

by Anthony D. Hardie

Our nation's veterans need advocates in Congress -- fresh new minds who can help meet the post-deployment and reintegration needs of our military service members and military veterans.

A native of South Carolina, Miller served twice in Iraq, including the Battle of Fallujah in 2004. After 13 years, Miller completed his service with the Marine Corps in February of this year. Miller, 33, has been married to his wife Shane for 11 years and the couple has one child.

Miller says he began to consider a run for Congress during his deployment in Iraq. “Just like so many others, I proudly served my county in Iraq and I’d do it again without hesitation if called on. Many politicians in Washington love to talk about how they support the troops, but all too often their actions do not match up with their rhetoric,” Miller said.

“It’s one to thing to wave the American Flag when the cameras are running but it’s another thing to actually support the troops. America’s men and women in Iraq have been forced to buy their own tactical gear and have been required to travel in ‘armed’ vehicles with armor duct taped to the doors because politicians like Joe Wilson wouldn’t support them when it mattered most,” Miller said.

He says about the incumbent, “Congressman Wilson is quick to introduce resolutions supporting the troops, but did nothing when our wounded veterans couldn’t get the basic care they needed at Walter Reed.”

We need people to come together and support the candidates and causes that strengthen our democracy. Your support is vital to our success -- take this opportunity and donate today for someone who will help genuinely support the current and former members of our Armed Forces.

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--Anthony Hardie Madison, Wis. Advocate, Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses U.S. Army, 1986-93, 1991 Gulf War, Somalia

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