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DNC Website Mistakes Foreign Veterans For U.S. Veterans

August 31, 2015

One of the most common complaints from the veteran community is that most Americans and those in power do not understand their challenges and traditions.

That point is being highlighted by a harmless, yet telling oversight by the Democratic National Committee.


On their website, on a page called “Veterans and Military Families,” under a claim about the party’s “commitment to America’s veterans,” there is a picture of President Obama shaking hands with a group of older veterans.

The only problem is that they weren’t American vets, rather Polish vets that the President met while in Warsaw, Poland.

It’s strange that it took so long to be removed from the site when the men in the photos uniforms were so distinctly European looking.


From the Military Times:

Democrats’ election outreach efforts to veterans may need to start with a refresher course on what U.S. troops look like.

For starters, they don’t wear Polish military uniforms.

Until Thursday, the Democratic National Committee’s “Veterans and Military Families” website had as its only picture a shot from White House photographers during President Obama’s visit to Warsaw in 2011.

The president had been cropped out, but faces of four elderly veterans wearing European-style military uniforms were visible above several paragraphs asserting the party’s “commitment to America’s veterans.” The Polish military’s White Eagle insignia was clear on the headgear of two of the veterans.

Read more at the Military Times

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