Veterans Split on Zach Space Endorsement

Oct 19, 2010, 08:03 ET from Patriotic Veterans Inc.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The endorsement of Congressman Zach Space by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Political Action Committee has been called "preposterous" by the Chairman of Patriotic Veterans due to Space's consistent "lack of support for troops in the field."

Retired Colonel Charles Thomann, one of the few surviving U.S. combat veterans of three major wars, said Space's vote to oppose the surge in Iraq while American troops were in harms' way is at odds with most American veterans.

"When General Petraeus asked the American people to back up our fighting men and women, Zach Space went AWOL," Thomann said.  "I find it preposterous that any veterans group, particularly the Veterans of Foreign Wars PAC, would endorse a member of Congress who would jeopardize our troops in combat," Thomann said.

Thomann pointed out that the congressional votes used by the VFW PAC are often disconnected from issues concerning our military.

"In 2010 they used the vote to pass the government takeover of our health care system," Thomann noted.  "What the heck does that have to do with our military veterans?"

Col. Charles Thomann (Ret.) is the national spokesman for Patriotic Veterans Inc., a 501©4 organization founded in 2008.  He and his wife, Joyce, live in Annapolis, MD.

SOURCE Patriotic Veterans Inc.