Young Republicans Serving in Our Military
Many Young Republicans are serving our nation in our military. Operation Yellow Elephant thanks every single one of them for their service to our country. Their willingness to sacrifice for our common good shows that they have the courage of their convictions and are rightly recognized as credible leaders for our communities, states and, indeed, the entire country.
Here are some specific examples of YRs identified in the comments in the past day or so:
Lieutenant Federico Sanchez, two tours in Iraq.
Todd Goberville, YR State Chairman in Florida, USMC 1997-2001.
MAJ William Bradley Carver, serving in Iraq.
MAJ Robert Houghteling, serving in Iraq.
CPL Ruben Meastre, serving in Iraq.
Michael Shelnutt, serving in Iraq.
CPT Roger Woods, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bill Justice, USMC in the mid-1990s, reported the following:
Dan van Wagenen
CPT Brian Smith
Phil van Treuren
MAJ Kevin Kelly
SSGT Jonathan Jenkins
Nick Miccarelli [whom OYE has previously praised here]
LCDR Eric Vetter reported the following:
1LT Toby Johnson
CPT Roger Woods [possible duplicate; see above]
MAJ James Martin
CPT Richard S. Danielson
MAJ Bubba Deckert
MAJ Edward Morris Gray
CPL Mark D. Kidd
Kyung "KC" Choi
Janice Cain reported that Jesse Purdon, active in both the FL and MI YRs, was a national officer until he left for boot camp. Ms. Cain, please provide details if you can. Has there been any media on this? Send us an e-mail; click here.
We already noted that Presidential nephew George P. Bush has joined the Naval Reserve, and praised him for his commitment to our nation. Given the demands being placed on the reserve component and the National Guard, we certainly expect he will be called to active duty.
The images, and probably the vast majority of the names, came from the Florida YRs.