Regrann from @valeriehefnerforablue62 - Today, someone at March For Our Lives launched a political attack on my husband's military service. Danny has been to Iraq 3 times in active combat, which is a matter of public record and can be verified easily. He is very proud of what he has done for his country and those he loves, and does not regret risking his life to keep America safe.
To have someone who has never been to war dishonor Danny by implying he “stole valor” was unbelievably insulting, and Danny understandably lost his temper for a moment. We managed to de-escalate the situation, and both parties are unhurt.
Afterward Daniel told me, “I’m so sorry, but I lost too many friends to stay calm when someone calls me a liar.” I don’t condone his actions, but I deeply understand them. My hope is that we can move forward from this incident into a conversation about the issues that really matter.
Below is a photo of Daniel with his brother Justin, who died in combat. These two men were prepared to sacrifice everything on our behalf, and they both paid a heavy price. Our troops deserve our utmost respect and gratitude for their service.