First of all a disclosure: I am a fervent supporter of 11th District congressional candidate Barry Loudermilk and my son volunteered for a few days at the campaign headquarters. When I read the initial accusation by Bill Stanley, which included the quotes he claimed implied Loudermilk’s misrepresenting of his service record, I couldn’t see any wording that seemed to imply what Mr. Stanley was wanting to infer. While Barry may be overstating the idea that his experience as an aviator gives him special insight into the necessity of Lockheed, I can’t believe anyone reading all of the statements attributed to Loudermilk would hear him claim that of which he is being accused.
With regard to the new accusations by Mr. Mrozinski, they also appear to be unfounded and seem to reflect more sour grapes than reality.
Having heard Barry speak of his life journey, I came away impressed by his integrity and experience. Unlike those accusing Barry of exaggeration, I had a very good understanding of his military record and did not question exactly what he did and didn’t do. Perhaps this was because I was already predisposed to support Loudermilk. On the other hand, perhaps it was because I actually listened to what was being said without trying to read something nefarious into it.
I trust those who have read reports of the accusations will come to the same conclusion that I have and see that the charges are without merit.