This story broke in August 2012 but there’s close to no reporting on it outside of blogs. Obama wrote a very personal letter to the family of rapper Heavy D after his death, but sent form letters to multiple families of our fallen Miltary – signed with an auto-pen (about the same as a rubber stamp signature).
On August 6, 2011, 30 US service members were killed when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter they were being transported in crashed in Wardak province, Afghanistan. It was the deadliest single loss for U.S. forces in the decade-long war in Afghanistan. 17 membersof the elite Navy SEALs were killed in the crash.
Yesterday, Karen and Billy Vaughn, parents of Aaron Carson Vaughn, spoke at the Defending the Defenders forum sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots outside the RNC Convention in Tampa. Karen brought a copy of the form letter they were sent following their son’s death…
Al Sharpton read the note at the funeral.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. He will be remembered for his infectious optimism and many contributions to American music. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.”
No surprise that the White House denies the claims – says he personally signs every letter to families 0f the fallen.” Those families don’t believe it. I don’t have a problem with a proper form letter. There is no way a President can know every Soldier, Sailor, Marine and Guard Member personally, but I do have a big problem with phony signatures. Every letter should be personally signed and take precedent over any other other task a President faces. More at Hillbuzz. The Blaze has updates.