Today on Constitutional Public Radio, Andrea Shea-King and Mark Vance interviewed David Bellavia, Vice Chairman of Vets for Freedom Action Fund. If you’ve never heard of this group, I encourage you to visit their site.
The Vets for Freedom Action Fund is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our mission is to support policymakers from both sides of the aisle who have stood behind our great generation of American warriors on the battlefield, and who have put long-term national security before short-term partisan political gain.
The Vets for Freedom Action Fund was borne out of Vets for Freedom, a leading voice representing active duty troops and veterans from the Global War on Terror.
They put a lot of work into this last election and were very helpful to the Lieberman re-election campaign. They are veterans looking out for their brothers and sisters in arms and they will work to get the people elected who will help the military both on and off the battlefield.
David Bellavia is an amazing man who served with honor and distinction in the battle of Fallujah. He and his platoon were the subject of Time Magazine’s story, “Into the Hot Zone”. He returned to Iraq this past summer as an embedded reporter, but all in all, I believe he would much prefer to talk about Vets for Freedom and their goals. He is one of several distinguished veterans who founded VFF and who are doing all they can for the military and veterans. You can read more about all of them here.
I have been to the site many times and have them listed on my blogroll because their mission is so important. I have used their stories from their section entitled Our Patriots as the basis for several posts on my blog about the heroes serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please take a few minutes and check out the Vets for Freedom Action Fund site. Read about these amazing people and the good work they are doing on behalf of those putting their lives on the line for our country!