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

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

So Obama’s Father Served in WWII.



Another slap in the face to U.S. Veterans.

Obama’s father served in WW II, really?

Of all the things I’ve seen or heard about Obama on the internet, NONE has hit me like this!! How can we not believe some of the charges about citizenship, religion, etc., after hearing what he says on this?

Obama said his father served in WW II? Barack’s father served in WW II?

He said so in a speech. Here is an 18 second video:

CNN News clip:

Is he a compulsive liar? Were there no reporters who checked or double checked these statements and called the party on this? They did for everyone else. Why not him?

Like it or not, here are the facts:

Barack Hussein Obama Sr. (Obama’s father) Born: 4/4/36 Died: 11/24/82 at the age of 46.
He was 5 years old when WW II started, and less than 9 1/2 yrs old when it ended.
Lolo Soetoro (Obama’s step father) Born: January 2,1935 Died: 3/2/87 at the age of 52.
He was 6 years old when WW II started, and 10 years old when it ended.
He must have been the youngest Veteran in the war.

Watch the video. RIGHT OUT OF HIS MOUTH!!!

And the media doesn’t say anything. If you doubt it, Google both of these guys.

It appears this guy doesn’t know how to tell the truth — or he doesn’t care about telling the truth! — or perhaps he doesn’t know when he isn’t telling the truth (which is also a very scary angle). Talk about STOLEN VALOR!!!    Had this been Bush, the Media would still be on this!

The CNN clip of Obama is surprising. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that this lie wasn’t uncovered, questioned or debated before the Nov. 2008 election.

Oh well, he must have just “forgotten” the facts, again.

Or perhaps he really doesn’t even know the difference between truth and fabrication?