Vietnam Vet Stumps For Obama In Eastern Carolina

A Medal of Honor winner and a Vietnam Veteran brought the Obama message to eastern Carolina Thursday.

Paul Bucha, a decorated Vietnam Vet, stopped at Hilda's restaurant in Jacksonville as part of a two-day campaign to support presidential candidate Barack Obama. Bucha launched the Veterans for Obama campaign.

Bucha met and spoke with local veterans and military spouses in Jacksonville, New Bern and Wilmington, encouraging them to vote.


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  • by Jonathan on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:55 PM
    Mike good post, being in the military and KNOWING what happens to us liberals cut the military, it still hasn't recovered from the Clinton years(you can look that one up) To Jamie who are you to say we shouldn't have waged war? You must have forgotten about that little event 9-11. The day where more americans were killed than Pearl Habor, have we been attacked since? And looking ahead we will probably be at war with Iran. So do you really want someone who has no clue about how things really work in the White House? Take the teleprompter away from Obama and listen to him he stumbles more than Bush.
  • by Smelling the Coffee Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    Voters thought they knew we wlould be better off with Bush too. Mike if you are not wealthy, like most soldiers, so- called conservatives don't care about you. The only thing you can count on conservative for these days is to be against fair wages, against saving social security, and against saving our civil liberties.
  • by d Location: nc on Apr 25, 2008 at 10:12 AM
    to mike: thank you for your so true comment...i'm with you 100%
  • by Jamie Location: Jacksonville on Apr 25, 2008 at 06:30 AM
    Mike, liberals have been bad for veterans? It wasn't the the Democrats that allowed the conditions to persist at places like Walter Reed. It wasn't the "liberals" who waged a war they shouldn't have, that has cost thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Obama has always supported our troops. He voted against this war from the beginning but once it was waged, did vote for more money to equip our troops. He fights hard for veterans to get the benefits they deserve. Don't try to group him with what you consider typical "liberals" without knowing what he stands for. This veteran campaigning for him wasn't fooled, he is absolutely right. McCain is running for Bush's third term, and I hope people are smart enough to realize he is simply more of the same.
  • by Human First Location: Greenville on Apr 25, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    I hope and pray that whoever gets elected support the brave men and women who are willing to serve in the arm forces. But from what I see, Vets' financial and medical isssues are not adequately addressed by the current Republican administration. Therefore I have no confidence that a McCain administration will do any better. I don't care about political labels, I care about results. We as Americans (whether you support the war or not) should not stand for how our beloved sons, daughters, husbands , and wives are being mistreated after they have given so much. By the way, I am a registered Democrat who will also challenge Democratic leaders on this issue. God bless our soldiers.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Apr 25, 2008 at 02:27 AM
    I'm one 'Nam vet that does not support Obama. Vets can be wrong or fooled just like anyone else. One thing I'm sure of from long term observation is that Liberals, like Obama, have been bad for veterans and active duty military. When it comes right down to it McCain is not exactly what you'd call conservative, actually a moderate when adding up his voting record. But I know for sure he will stand with veterans and active duty.
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