October 9, 2006, - 1:33 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
We often hear the empty whines of the left that GOP office-holders are “chicken-hawks”–that they want everyone else to fight and die in their wars, while they allegedly don’t serve.
Well, no-one can say that about Missouri State Rep. Jason Brown, who represents Platte County, Missouri. On a one-year tour of duty in Iraq, Brown, a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve, was shot in the lung by a sniper during a patrol near Baghdad, Thursday. Like many reservists serving in Iraq, he is a small business owner with a family.
Bad news for liberals and Democrats: Brown is in very good condition and is running for re-election.
We hope he wins. He sounds like a true patriot who puts his money–and life–where his mouth is.
More on him here, here, and here.
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