Congressional candidate releases documents on Rep. Palazzo’s military record

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) – Surrounded by Mississippi veterans, Republican congressional candidate E Brian Rose attacked incumbent fourth district Rep. Steven Palazzo.

Rose revealed what he called double dealing and special favors in an assault on Palazzo’s military record….

…The following is the full statement released by Rep. Palazzo:

“Thirteen years ago, when my family was going through a very difficult time in our lives, I requested a hardship waiver from the Army so I could take care of them. My commander denied my request, and I faithfully served out my time on active duty in the Mississippi Army National Guard.

Not once have I ever denied that I requested this waiver more than a decade ago. I am a better person and a better soldier because I remained in the National Guard, where I have and continue to serve to this day. I’ve been in the military since I was 19 years old, deployed overseas as a U.S. Marine in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, have served more than 20 years in the military, and am proud of every single minute I’ve spent in the United States Armed Forces.

Unfortunately, every two years my political opponents feel the need to attack my family, my military service and my character. Frankly, it’s disgusting and my opponent should be ashamed.”