01 October 2008

Past National Commanders of Veterans' Service Organizations Endorse John McCain

McCain-Palin 2008 today announced that twenty-one past National Commanders of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have endorsed John McCain for President. The individuals endorsing John McCain hail from 18 different states, including Colorado, Ohio, Missouri, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Illinois. Also included on the list is New Jersey native George Lisicki, who just last month stepped down as VFW Commander-in-Chief.

John McCain stated, "I am honored and humbled to receive the support of individuals who have served their county with distinction in the military and as leaders of two of America's largest and most esteemed veterans' organizations. It has been my great privilege to serve America's veterans, and today I renew my pledge never to forget the sacrifices of veterans and their families, or to do my utmost to provide veterans with the care and benefits they deserve."

Those Endorsing John McCain:

Edward S. Banas, Sr., Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Connecticut
Tom Bock, Past National Commander, American Legion, Colorado
John Brieden, Past National Commander, American Legion, Texas
Billy Ray Cameron, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, North Carolina
John "Jake" Comer, Past National Commander, American Legion, Massachusetts
George R. Cramer, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Illinois
James R. Currieo, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Arizona
Miles Epling, Past National Commander, American Legion, West Virginia
John F. Gwizdak, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Georgia
Walter G. Hogan, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Wisconsin
Tony Jordan, Past National Commander, American Legion, Maine
Gary Kurpius, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Alaska
George J. Lisicki, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, New Jersey
James R. Mueller, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Missouri
Clifford G. Olson, Jr., Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Massachusetts
John W. Smart, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, New Hampshire
R.D. "Bulldog" Smith, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Georgia
Paul A. Spera, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Massachusetts
Norman G. Staab, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Kansas
John S. Staum, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Minnesota
John Wasylik, Past Commander-in-Chief, VFW, Ohio
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