RELEASE: David Young Announces Iowa Veterans Coalition

For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 20, 2016

Contact: Charlie Szold

 

URBANDALE, IA – David Young’s re-election campaign announced its “Veterans for David Young” coalition today, comprised of 61 veterans from all 16 counties in Iowa’s Third Congressional District.

The coalition includes Iowans who have served in the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, and National Guard.

“David is a strong friend of veterans in Iowa, working to provide those who served with important benefits and support. David is one of the most honorable men I’ve met, and we need more people like him in Congress,” former Lt. Colonel in the Marines and current State House Representative Stan Gustafson said. “There are doers and there are talkers, and David has proven himself an effective leader for Iowa.”

Throughout his short two years in Congress, David has hosted four “Veterans Care Fairs,” bringing together veterans and their families with support agencies and organizations. He has also authored and supported legislation that holds the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable, and is currently leading the charge to pass legislation he introduced that would address critical failures of the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line, which is an important resource for veterans in need of support.

“Our veterans have selflessly served this nation and Freedom’s cause bravely,” David said. “It is our solemn responsibility to ensure we uphold the promises made to them by a grateful nation. It’s an honor to work to support our veterans and fight to put their well-being first every day.”
Last week a group of veterans, many of whom are on this list, held a letter writing campaign to urge Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to fix the Veterans Crisis Line – a priority David has taken the lead on in Congress. You can learn more about the issue and see the coverage here.

 

Veterans for David Young

Denny Abel
Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army
Union County

Andrew Alexander
Colonel, U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Cleon Babcock
U.S. Air Force
Polk County

William Ballenger
Colonel, U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Dennis Bell
U.S. Army
Polk County

Lee Booton
U.S. Navy
Polk County

Robert Camblin
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy
Cass County

Mike Creclius
USMC
Taylor County

Jonas Cutler
Corporal, USMC
Polk County

Donald Dailey
Hospital Corpsman, U.S. Navy
Ringgold County

Dan Dawson
Warrant Officer, U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Ivan Dixon
U.S. Navy
Adams County

Russ Eggers
Brig. General, U.S. Army
Polk County

Gail Ernst
Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army
Montgomery County

Jim Fehl
U.S. Navy
Warren County

Robert Fenner
U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Elaine Fenner
U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Phil Finck
Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Madison County

Chris Fox
Command Sergeant Major, Iowa Air National Guard (Ret)
Polk County

Gary Freese
Iowa Army National Guard
Polk County

Dave Funk
Iowa Army National Guard (Ret)
Polk County

Robert Gleason
Sergeant, USMC
Polk County

Robert Green
Private 1st Class, U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Richard Grier
U.S. Air Force
Polk County

Stan Grote
U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Stan Gustafson
Lt. Colonel, USMC
Madison County

Conrad Hall
U.S. Army
Freemont County

Carl Heinrich
U.S. Air Force
Pottawattamie County

Norman Hjelmeland
Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army
Polk County

James Jorgenson
U.S. Army
Polk County

Jeff Jorgensen
USMC
Pottawattamie County

Louis Kershbaumer
U.S. Navy
Polk County

Randy King
Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Polk County

Robert Koehn
U.S. Air Force
Pottawattamie County

John Landon
Petty Officer 2nd Class, U.S. Navy
Polk County

Chuck Larson Jr
Lt. Colonel (Ret), U.S. Army
Polk County

Charles Larson Sr
Colonel (Ret), U.S. Army
Polk County

Nancy Lebischak
U.S. Air Force
Guthrie County

Bob Lebischak
U.S. Air Force
Guthrie County

Chad Leonard
Corporal, USMC
Dallas County

Gordon Martens
Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force
Dallas County

Paul Mauer
U.S. Navy
Pottawattamie County

Jon McAvoy
Specialist 4th Class, Iowa Army National Guard
Dallas County

Crystal McIntyre
U.S. Army
Warren County

Max Meier
U.S. Army
Polk County

Zach Nunn
Major, U.S. Air Force
Polk County

Don Pugsley
Sgt. Major, U.S. Army
Polk County

E.R. Pugsley
Captain, U.S. Army Air Corps
Polk County

Ron Randazzo
Colonel, U.S. Army
Polk County

Mark Randleman
U.S. Army
Warren County

Leonard Scaletta
U.S. Navy
Pottawattamie County

Kim Schmett
Specialist 4th Class, U.S. Army
Polk County

Mark Shepherd
U.S. Army
Dallas County

John Shildberg
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Air Force
Adair County

Mark Stearns
U.S. Navy
Mills County

Virgil Steenbock
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Pottawattamie County

Tom Towers
Sergeant, Iowa Army National Guard
Polk County

William Webb
U.S. Army
Polk County

Don Welder
Private 1st Class, USMC
Guthrie County

Glenn Wichman
U.S. Navy
Page County

Edward Whitcomb
U.S. Navy
Mills County