Barack Obama Said That His Father Served in World War II-Truth!

Barack Obama Said That His Father Served in World War II-Truth!

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Barack Obama Said That His Father Served in World War II-Truth!

 

Summary of eRumor:

This is a forwarded email with a link to a video that shows President Barack Obama saying that his father served in World War II.  Both his father and step father would have been too young to enlist during World War II and the email alleges that this is a slap in the face of U.S. Veterans and that Obama is a liar.

 

The Truth:

Both President Obama’s father and step father were obviously too young to fight in World War II. The video does catch the presidential candidate in a major blooper and he may have meant to say that his maternal grandfather fought in the war.

President Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in the 1830th Ordnance Supply and Maintenance Company.  His unit provided support to the aviation resources for the D-Day invasion in Normandy.

This video was recorded during the 2008 presidential run and this was not Obama’s only blunder caught by a video camera.

On May 9, 2008 while addressing a group of voters Obama said, “It is just wonderful to be back in Oregon. And over the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states; I think one left to go.” His campaign said it was obviously a mistake. Nobody believed that he really thought there were 57 states.

Does this make President Obama a liar, someone who disrespected veterans or does it justify two teleprompters and an army of handlers?  You decide.

update 06/07/12