Scott Walker Announces Leadership Team of Veterans for Walker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 28, 2010 Contact: Jill Bader (414) 453-2010 

Scott Walker Announces Leadership Team of Veterans for Walker

Scott Walker, Milwaukee County executive and candidate for governor, today announced the leadership team of Veterans for Walker.  The coalition consists of service members from across Wisconsin, who served in our Armed Forces from World War II through the War on Terror.

“As governor, I will ensure our veterans receive every possible benefit they deserve,” said Walker.  “We need to change the way we approach veterans issues with an aggressive approach to help veterans access services, a GI Bill that meets the needs of Wisconsin’s veterans, and better management of the Veterans Trust Fund.  We must always honor the promises we make to those who have served in the past and those who still serve today.  I look forward to helping restore integrity to our Department of Veterans Affairs.”

“Scott Walker will put politics aside to do what’s right for Wisconsin’s veterans,” said Larry Kutschma, a Lake Geneva Vietnam veteran.  “We believe it doesn’t matter whether we have a Democrat or Republican as governor.  What matters is that we have a leader who we can trust to support our men and women when they are risking their lives for us overseas but also when they return.  Scott Walker has proven he is that leader.”

Scott Walker is the Milwaukee County executive and candidate for governor.  To read his Memorial Day column thanking veterans, visit:

Veterans for Walker Leadership Team:

Michael Grebe, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Milwaukee 

Bill Bottoms, United States Air Force Veteran, World War II, Eau Claire

Bill Crawley, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Vietnam War, Baraboo

Robert Erickson, United States Army Veteran, Operation Enduring Freedom, Sheboygan

Don Heileger, United States Air Force Veteran, Vietnam War, Stoughton

Walter Stenevich, United States Navy Veteran, World War II, Racine

Mike Trepanier, United States Army Veteran, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Madison

Thomas Lawrie, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Wars, Sturgeon Bay

Jerome Nelson, United States Army Veteran, Korean War, Windsor

Joe Campbell, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Wauwatosa

Ray Boland, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Land O’Lakes 

Tim Thiers, United States Navy Veteran, Cold War Era, Manitowoc

Larry Kutschma, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Lake Geneva

John Busby, United States Army Veteran, Cold War Era, Madison

Kevin Kavanaugh, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Cudahy

Leonard Shier, United States Army Veteran, Vietnam War, Chetek

Owen Williams, United States Navy Veteran, World War II, Mukwonago

Ted DeMicchi, United States Air Force Veteran, Vietnam War, Racine

Walter Baltz III, United States Army Veteran, Korean War, West Salem

Mike Demske, United States Navy, Vietnam War, Manitowoc

Waylon Hurlburt, United States Marine Corps Veteran, Madison

Bradley J Hub, United States Marines Corps Veteran, Cold War Era, Dodgeville

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