Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Habeeb announces support from veterans coalition

SALEM – In a statement released from his headquarters today, Greg Habeeb, Republican candidate for the Eighth House of Delegates District, announced the creation of the “Veterans for Greg Habeeb” coalition.

“I am humbled and honored to have the support of so many brave men and women who have served our great nation,” said Habeeb. “We owe all veterans a debt of gratitude that words can not repay.”

The coalition includes members from almost every major conflict of the last half-century.

“It is not a coincidence that we chose this day to cast our endorsement for Greg Habeeb. Like those who gave so dearly on December 7, 1941, we veterans have always been willing to stand up and defend this nation, fight tyranny and free the oppressed,” said Dr. Garrett Thompson, Captain, U.S. Army. “We understand that to preserve the freedoms we and our brothers and sisters have fought to establish, we need leaders in Richmond and Washington who will fight for more freedom, less government and greater opportunities for all citizens. We know Greg is a leader who will carry on the fight for freedom in Richmond and will honor all veterans in doing so.”

“Through my work with the Military Family Support Center, I’ve seen up close and personal the sacrifices made by our military men and women and their families,” Habeeb added. “I will be a leader in working with local, state and federal organizations, governmental and private, to ensure that we honor these heroes by supporting them in every way possible.”

Habeeb is running to fill the open seat in the House of Delegates being vacated by Morgan Griffith, who was elected to Congress on November 2nd. A special election has been called for January 11th, the day before the 2011 session of the Virginia General Assembly convenes.

Tthe initial committee members organizing Veterans for Greg Habeeb attached to the press release:

Max Beyer Army (Ret) Lieutenant Colonel

Pat Green Army (Ret) Lieutenant Colonel

Sam Woolwine Army (Ret) Lieutenant Colonel

Dr. Garrett Thompson Army (Ret) Captain

Mike Woods Army (Ret) Captain

Steve Moushegian Army (Ret) Captain

Jeff Moushegian Army (Ret) Captain

James Devens Army (Ret) Captain

Glen Frank Army (Ret) 1st Lieutenant

John King Army (Ret) Master Sergeant

David Frackelton Army (Ret) Sergeant First Class

Heydon Lewis Army (Ret) Sergeant First Class

Ronnie Sneed Army (Ret) Sergeant First Class

Joe Ford Army (Ret) Staff Sergeant

Scott Graeff Army (Ret) Sergeant

Mike Keen Army (Ret) Sergeant

Marcus Averill Army (Ret) Sergeant

Crippen Tarpley Army (Ret) Sergeant

Gene Nervo USMC Colonel

Jeff Baker USMC Sergeant

Joe Fridley USMC Sergeant

Carl E. Tarpley, SR USMS (Ret) Warrant Officer

Don Greer Air Force (Ret) Colonel

James Mullins Air Force (Ret) Master Sergeant

Hal McGrath Navy (Ret) Captain

Jim Karlen Navy (Ret) Captain

Chuck Wertalik Navy (Ret) Commander

Gene Bane Navy (Ret) Commander

T.L. Boehling Navy (Ret) Petty Officer, 1st Class

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2011, Elections, Politics, State Politics

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Comments (3)


December 7th, 2010 at 5:39 PM    

Some these guys did not retire from the military. They served, but didn’t retire (Ret). What’s Habeeb’s strategy, to release a list of supportive Republicans that belong to a sub-group that he lacks credibility with, or feels insecure that he’s not a part of? Next, I guess we’ll see a list of former Hokie football players that support him.

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