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RADM James J. Carey of the National Defense PAC deserves a great deal of credit for alerting us to the below listed background information, that attorneys would need to document points of authority to defend returning military personnel who were college students when they were mobilized to go into combat, and found upon release that they are being prevented from picking up their education by left leaning college professors who do not want to re-instill them into their courses or protect their course grades previously compiled before they were recalled.

Professor Wackerfuss:
A general E-mail was sent reminding students of Georgetown University policy about attending classes, and you included a line to the effect that the policy even overrides “military deployments.”  I want to bring to your attention that a federal law enacted in 2008 protects students in this situation, and a college or university that violates the law risks losing all federal funding. 
I invite your attention to  You will find more than 700 articles about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), and other laws that are particularly pertinent to those who serve our country in uniform.  You will also find a detailed Subject Index and a search function, to facilitate finding articles…

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If you had the opportunity to watch Sean Hannity's evening program on April 12th on the FOX News Network, you would have been pleased to listen to the comments of 3 of the 12 elected Combat Veterans For Congress who are among the 87 new Freshman Congressional members.  Millions of voters viewed their relevant comments and principled stands that evening; on Sunday night on FOX there will be another program concerning the same issues with Freshmen Congressmen.  The nation is so fortunate to have representatives in Congress like Cong Adam Kinzinger, Cpt-AFNG (R-IL-11), Cong Michael Grimm, USMC/FBI (R-NY-13), and Cong Allen West, Lt. Col-USA (Ret) (R-FLA-22) as well as the other Combat Veterans For Congress.  The three Congressmen took firm and courageous stands on reining in the out of control spending by the Obama Administration and said they will insist on reductions in spending before they consider voting to raise the national debt limit.  In the November 2012 election, we encourage all American voters to support the re-election of these three courageous patriots and the other elected Combat Veterans For Congress listed on our Web site at, as well as the new slate of…

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A 31-member Military Leadership Diversity Commission, set up by the Lame Duck Congress a year ago, requested that the Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, execute a “social experiment on diversity”; the goal of the recommendations is to change the make-up of the leadership of the US Armed Forces.  The Commission contains a sizable number of civilian-equal opportunity professionals, as well as some retired and active military personnel.  Because ethnic minorities are less likely to meet eligibility requirements for entrance into the US Armed Forces, the Commission is urging the Army, Navy,  Marine Corps, and Air Force to either lower or eliminate the standards that have always been used for acceptance of recruits into the military.  The Commission proposal states education, entry test level scores, criminal records, and drug use that up to this time have been used to disqualify a large numbers of applicants, including some minorities and all felons, unfair and should be eliminated.  The commission completed a 162-page report and strongly recommended that the Secretary of Defense and the Congress endorse the proposals, that they act to execute the Commission’s “social experiment on diversity”.  The Commission wants Secretary Gates to appoint a “Diversity Czar” who will bypass the Congress on all future matters concerning their proposed “social experiment on diversity” and that in the future the Diversity Czar be permitted to by-pass Congress and report directly to the…

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We are pleased to inform you that another of the elected Combat Veterans For Congress, Congressman Steve Pearce continues his serious commitment to support Veterans and Veterans issues.  Congressman Pearce has formed a Veterans Advisory Council in New Mexico and on March 30th his Advisory Council is promoting Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans in New Mexico.  The Advisory Council is being proactive in many other areas as outlined in the attached summary.  Since his election, Congressman Pearce has been working tirelessly to rein in the out of control spending by the Obama Administration.  We are encouraging all who review this, to financially support another patriotic Combat Veteran’s re-election in 2012.



Congressman Commended for Reaching out to Vets; Helping them in Washington 

       Congressman Steve Pearce announced his newly assembled Veterans Advisory Council.  The purpose of the council is to give veterans a voice on pressing issues.  Through the council, Pearce will actively seek feedback and ideas on how to best serve local veterans.  The Congressman’s formation of the council has received widespread and enthusiastic support from New Mexican veterans’ groups.

     “This is a tremendous plan to help New Mexico’s veterans” said Robert Cano, commander of a Las Cruces chapter of Disabled American Veterans.  “In doing this, Congressman Pearce will get the general consensus…

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Columbia University students heckled a war hero during a town-hall meeting on whether ROTC should be allowed back on campus.

"Racist!" some students yelled at Anthony Maschek, a Columbia freshman and former Army staff sergeant awarded the Purple Heart after being shot 11 times in a firefight in northern Iraq in February 2008. Others hissed and booed the veteran.

Maschek, 28, had bravely stepped up to the mike Tuesday at the meeting to issue an impassioned challenge to fellow students on their perceptions of the military.

"It doesn't matter how you feel about the war. It doesn't matter how you feel about fighting," said Maschek. "There are bad men out there plotting to kill you."

CLASH: Veteran Anthony Maschek (above, with fiancée Angela O'Neill) faced heckling from fellow Columbia students over ROTC (below).Matthew McDermottCLASH: Veteran Anthony Maschek (above, with fiancée Angela O'Neill) faced heckling from fellow Columbia students over ROTC (below).J.C. RICE Several students laughed and jeered the Idaho native, a… Read More

Come join our Patriotic Celebration at the Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel on October 9th. The general celebration will begin at 7:00 PM and will present an opportunity for you to meet many of the 27 endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress from 16 states who are standing for election to Congress in November. To view the photos, backgrounds, and Web sites of 27 endorsed candidates, please click on ENDORSED CANDIDATES on the home page on the web site of . To view a previous event sponsored by the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC, please click on EVENTS on the Web site. Also, to see the list of those formally endorsing Combat Veterans For Congress PAC, please click on PAC ENDORSEMENTS.

There will be live big band music, entertainment, Hollywood film celebrities, and some very special surprise guests. Attendees will also have the opportunity to personally thank some of those who are actively serving to protect our freedoms. It is planned to host ambulatory wounded Combat Veterans from Balboa Naval Hospital recuperating from their wounds, as well as recently returned Combat Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as honored guests. 

To receive your invitation via US Mail, or to sponsor an enlisted Combat Veteran to attend the function, please E-mail your full name, title, mailing address, and a contact phone number to . A donation of $300 per guest is requested. There will be a special VIP event and…

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Real-life American Heroes Ready and Willing to Serve Congress

(LOS ANGELES, CA June 18, 2010) With four months remaining before the November Congressional elections, the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress are developing a great deal of momentum nationally.

On March 30, 2010 Governor Sarah Palin endorsed the Combat Veterans For Congress PAC; 27 Combat Veterans For Congress have previously endorsed the PAC s Mission Statement, and the PAC has, in turn, endorsed the 25 Combat Veterans For Congress in the 19 states where they are running; the PAC s strong statement of support for each campaign, the Combat Veteran s photo in combat gear, and their bios can be reviewed by clicking on the Pac s the Web site at:

Governor Palin in her endorsement statement of Combat Veterans For Congress said: "Last week I campaigned for a true American hero, John McCain, and this week I'd ask you to join me in supporting a new generation of heroes who are heeding their country's call for leadership in Washington." Governor Palin goes on to say, "There are a number of great veteran candidates running for office this year, and there are some excellent organizations dedicated to helping them, including Combat Veterans For Congress PAC. I believe that these great veterans will fight for us in D.C. to uphold and defend our Constitution as courageously in the halls of Congress as they did on the field of…

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Real-life American Heroes Ready and Willing to Serve in Congress

(LOS ANGELES , CA   July 12, 2010) The Honorable Edwin Meese III former Attorney General under President Reagan has endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress PAC.  Capt. Joseph R. John, USNR (Ret) Chairman of the Combat Veterans For Congress announced he received a phone call from General Meese who said he supports the Combat Veterans For Congress and their intent to rein in the out of control spending by the Pelosi Congress.  In addition Attorney General Meese stated “These Combat Veterans For Congress have served us well on the battlefield.  Now they are willing to serve as leaders of government to continue to deal with the nation’s challenges.”

The Honorable Mr. Meese, the 75th Attorney General of the United States, served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve.  After a career in law in California, Attorney Meese joined California Governor Ronald Reagan’s staff in 1967, ultimately serving as his Chief of Staff in the Reagan Administration, Mr. Meese served as one of President Ronald Reagan’s principal advisors and ultimately as U.S. Attorney General of the United States.

Since his service as Attorney General, Mr. Meese has remained active in the service of our country, co-authoring the December 2006 final report of the Iraq Study Group. Attorney General Meese is Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the Hoover Institution at Stanford…

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Real-life American Heroes Ready and Willing to Serve Congress

(LOS ANGELES, CA June 29, 2010) With three and a half months remaining before the November Congressional elections, the endorsed Combat Veterans For Congress continue a continue a countdown to victory with your support.  

On May 20, 2010 Col Bud Day endorsed the 27 Combat Veterans For Congress in 19 states who previously endorsed the PAC’s  Mission Statement.  The PAC’s strong statement of support for each of the 24 Combat Veterans For Congress, together with the photo of each, and their bios can be reviewed by clicking on the PAC’s Web site at:

Col Day in his endorsement statement of Combat Veterans For Congress said: "My name is Col George “Bud” Day, Medal of Honor—Air Force Cross. I am a veteran of WWII, Korea, and received the Medal of Honor for service as an Air Force POW in N. Vietnam." Col Day goes on to say, "I fully endorse Gen-Capt-Col-Lt Col-Sgt-Major-CWO, etc. for election to Congress in the year 2010. They are combat veterans who are determined to take our country back, to restore some common sense, and some spending sense to a Congress with few Veterans, and very few heroes. Please support these candidates with some cash and some effort to elect them. They will not be signing any legislation that they have not read!!! Please help.”  

About Combat Veterans For Congress:  The Combat Veterans For Congress…

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