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Romney Campaign Announces Veterans and Military Families for Mitt in New Hampshire

Boston, MA – Today, the Romney campaign announced the members of New Hampshire Veterans and Military Families for Mitt. The coalition is made up of nearly 200 Granite Staters in all 10 New Hampshire counties and 85 towns across the state. The members of the coalition will serve as the primary point of contact for veterans in their communities who are interested in supporting the Romney/Ryan ticket which will honor those who have served and ensure that our men and women aren’t going from the front lines to the unemployment lines.

The Obama Administration is set to cut defense spending by nearly a trillion dollars. Veterans are asking themselves the question: ‘Are we better off today than we were four years ago?’ Under President Obama, middle class incomes have fallen by thousands, 23 million Americans are looking for work, our national debt has hit $16 trillion, and energy and healthcare costs are rising.

“New Hampshire takes service seriously, and we do go by the motto “Live Free or Die.” This has been a state who has had our men and women go off to war and fight for our freedom, and Governor Romney is going to pay attention to the issues that matter to us. The percentage of unemployment for our young service men and women returning from combat is nearly 30%--whatever this administration is doing is not working, and we need a new leader who can make a change. Governor Romney and Representative Paul Ryan will make that change.” –Colonel Gary Lambert, USMCR

The Romney/Ryan plan to strengthen the middle class and grow 12 million jobs in their first term alone will protect the jobs of those who serve.

State Chair

Gary Lambert, Nashua; USMCR

Honorary State Chairs

Jack Barnes, Raymond; USA

Griffin Dalianis, Nashua; USAF


Christopher Conley, Wolfeboro; NHANG

Dr. Steve Cunningham, Sunapee; USA

Duffy Daugherty, Colebrook; USAF

Bob Fredette, Hillsborough; USA

Charlene Lovett, Claremont; USA

Paul Lloyd, Concord; USN

Chris Nevins, Hampton; USAF

John E. Neylon, Carroll; USCG/USN

Fred Rice, Hampton; USA


Belknap County

Phillip Coull, Alton; USN

Dennis Fields, Sanbornton; USAF

Gerry Gagne, Sanborton; USA

Alan Glassman, Center Barnstead; USAR

Walter P. Havenstein, Alton Bay; USMC

Karl Ingoldsby, Alton Bay; USMC

Robert Krahulec, Laconia; USAF

Warren Leary, Alton; USN

George Morgan, Alton Bay; USN

Bob Rudy, Gilford; USN

Frank Tilton, Laconia; USA


Carroll County

Bob Carrington, Sanbornville; USAF

Christopher Conley, Wolfeboro; NHANG         

Lou Gargiulo, Alton; USA

Willard Jernberg, Wolfeboro; USN

Rosalind Landers, East Wakefield; USAF

Frank McCarthy, Conway; USMC

Robert O'Brien, Wolfeboro; USA

Donald Philbrick, Eaton; USAF

Al Risch, Madison; USA

Charlie Root, Freedom; USA

Lincoln Sinclair, Center Tuftonboro; USN

Philip Smith, Moultonborough; USMC

Rick Wheeler, Alton; USA


Cheshire County

Dick Foote, Swanzey; USMC

Samir Habiby, Swanzey; USN

Clay Hollister, Jaffrey; USA

Don Holmquist, Keene; USAF

Steve Pelkey, Jaffrey; USAF

Joe & Augusta Petrone, Dublin; USA

Steve Staples, Keene; USA

Frank Sterling, Jaffrey; USA


Coos County

Duffy Daugherty, Colebrook; USAF

Kenneth Mills, Twin Mountain; USAF

John E. Neylon, Carroll; USCG/USN

Larry Wells, Jefferson; USN


Grafton County

George Beaumier, Orford; USN

John Boyle, Plymouth; USMC

Lyle Bulis, Littleton; USA              

John Cobb, Woodsville; USAF

Edmond Gionet, Lincoln; USMC

Jim Krajniak, Woodsville; USMC

Elizabeth Minickiello, Plymouth; USN

Rick Pond, Lyme; USMC

Steve Wheeler, Woodsville; USA



Bill Arnold, Manchester; USAAC

Henry Boyle, Goffstown; USA/USNR

Don Caron, Goffstown; USMC

Paul Chavalier, Nashua; USMC

Chris Christensen, Merrimack; USN

Rick Christie, Goffstown; USA

Harvey Clement, Goffstown; USN

Jim Clemons, Bedford; USA

Bill Condra, Wilton; USN

Griffin Dalianis, Nashua; USAF

Robert Dastin. Manchester; USAF/ANG

Tom DeBlois, Manchester; USA

Mark Dicampo, Manchester; USA/ARNG

Frank Diekmann, Bedford; USMC

Donald Duhamel, Manchester; USA

Larry Emerton, Goffstown; USMC

Christopher Ferris, Nashua; USA

Bill Foster, New Boston; USAF

Bob Fredette, Hillsborough; USA

Larry Gagne, Manchester; USN

John Graham, Bedford; USA

David Hamblett, Hudson; USN

Ken Hawkins, Bedford; USMC

Ray Hayes, Milford; USAF

Charlie Hinds, Jr., Nashua; USN

Don Holden, Amherst; USAFR

Duane Howard, Manchester; USAF

Keith Jeffery, Merrimack; USA

Bill Joransen, Nashua; USN

Howard Keegan, Manchester; USAF

Gary Lambert, Nashua; USMCR

Don Lebrun, Nashua; USA

Warner Lund, Bedford; USN

Bud Lydon, Nashua; USMC

Evelyn  Lydon, Nashua; USA

Karl MacGibbon, Goffstown; USMC

Alex MacNeil, Goffstown; USA

Bruce Marcus, Peterborough; USN

Bill Modis, Amherst; USA

Kent Nolan, Goffstown; USAF

Barry Palmer, Nashua; USA

Willard Rice, Hollis; USN

Galen Rose, Nashua; USAF

Bill Rumph, Goffstown; USAF

Joe Rush, Goffstown; USCG

Mike Salter, Amherst; USA

David Sherman, New Boston; USMC

Steve Shillinglaw, Bedford; USN

John Stabile, Nashua; USA

Becky Stafford, Goffstown; USAF

Bonnie Suave, Bedford; USMC

Tom Tessier, Nashua; USAF

John Turner,  Goffstown; USMC

John Vattes, Manchester; USMC

Ray Wieczorek, Manchester; USA


Merrimack County

Eric Anderson, Bow; USAF

Lynne Blankenbeker, Concord; USN

Doug Boyd, Franklin; USMC

Ned Brooks, Concord; USAF

Peter Burdett, Bow/Gilmanton; USN

David Dale, Concord; USAF

Chris Dunne, Northfield; USN

Mike Eaton, Chichester; USA

Bill Gabler, Loudon; USN

Kenneth Georgevits, Concord; USN

Dave Hess, Hooksett; USAF

Gerard Le Duc,  Pittsfield; USN

Bill Leber, Andover; USAF

Mark Lindsley, Henniker; USMC

Paul Lloyd, Concord; USN

Tony Marino, Pembroke; USAF

Glenn Mitera, Concord; USMC

Mike Moffett, Concord; USMC

Philip J. O'Brien, New London; USN

Dave Palfrey, Franklin; USAF

Dennis Reed, Franklin; USA

Dave Sinclair, Franklin; USMC

Danny Webster, Concord; USA


Rockingham County

Michael Allen, Nottingham; USMC

Dana Anderson, Wolfeboro         

Terry Armstrong, Salem; USA

Jack Barnes, Raymond; USA

Ronald J. Belanger, Salem; USA

Frances Biron, Danville; USN

Timothy Bortz, Chester; USN

Bobby Broneske, Londonderry; USAF

Dick Burns, Derry; USMC

Sharon Carson, Londonderry; USA

Louis Cizmadia, Windham; USN

Jim Cullen, Rye; USA

Richard Cutter, Exeter; USN

David Dalrymple, Salem; USA

Ed Declerq, Salem; USAF

Carl DeRossi, Londonderry; USMC

John Deyermond, Pelham; USA

Brian Dobson, Fremont; USA/NHARNG

Jack Dowd, Derry; USAF

Mike Downing, Salem; USA

Tom Eifler, Atkinson; USMC

Gary Ellmer, Portsmouth; USMC

Ralph Fatello, Hampton; USMC

John Flanders, Kingston; USN

Robert  Foley, Sandown; USA

Suzanne Ford, Portsmouth; USAF

Robert  Ford Jr., Portsmouth; USAF

Brian Fowler, Derry; USMC

Robert Gamlin, Londonderry; USMC

Peter R. Geremia, Rye; USA

Jeff Hatch, Salem; USA

Joe Lewis, Kingston; USA             

Dan Linehan, Danville; USMC

Norm Major, Plaistow; USA

Charlie Morton, Derry; USN

Chris Nevins, Hampton; USAF

Mike O'Connor, Dover; USN

Jim Reams, Hampton; USN

Fred Rice, Hampton; USA

Wes Shuler, East Kingston; USMC

Joseph K. Simeone, Stratham; USAF/ANG

Ken Weyler Kingston; USAF

Jon Worrall, Brentwood; USA


Strafford County

George Lovejoy, Barrington; USN

Eugene Paquette, Dover; USAF

Dr. Thayer Wade, Rochester; USA


Sullivan County

Ernie Bridge, Newport; USAF

John Clements, Newport; USA             

Dr. Steve Cunningham, Sunapee; USA

Tamara Howard, Croyden; USMC              

Paul LaCasse, Claremont; USA          

Tom Laware, Charlestown; USA     

Mr. and Mrs. Charlene Lovett, Claremont; USA

John Mosher, Unity; USMC

Beverly Rodeschin, Newport; USN

Henry Rodeschin, Newport; USN


US Rep Bass to Attend Dedication of New Veterans Memorial in Newbury

NEWBURY, NH – On Saturday, July 14, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) will participate in the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial in Newbury (located just south of the town offices) during the town’s Old Home Day.  The memorial will honor all who have answered the call of service to our nation in the armed forces.

Bass will also present an American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol for the memorial.


Congressman Charles F. Bass

Attend Dedication of New Veterans Memorial in Newbury

937 Route 103 (address for town offices)

(memorial is approx. 200 yards south of the town offices)

Newbury, NH

Saturday, July 14, 2012

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.


Free Keene News - Impeachment One Step Closer for Judge Arnold & Keene School Board Rejects Veterans' Request for Access to KHS 

Grievance Panel Recommends Impeachment Investigation Against Judge John P. Arnold

Vote was 9-1.  After months of meetings, including one to which Judge John P. Arnold was invited and did not attend, the Grievance Panel has voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to recommend the house proceed with an impeachment investigation against Arnold.  The full house will now need to vote for said investigation.  Once the full investigation opens, others who have grievances agains John P. Arnold (and there are plenty of his victims around) will be able to bring them forth. 

Keene School Board Refuses to Allow Veteran-Operated Counter Recruiting Tables

Board Ignores Court Precedence.  It took months, but an official answer was finally given Tuesday night to miltary veterans who would like to tell their stories to high-schoolers to counteract the propaganda of the military recruiters, which students are subjected to several times per school year.  The Keene school board refused to allow the veterans into the schools, claiming that the court cases I cited from the NYCLU ( did not bind them, and they were not going to do anything because they have people from other careers speak to the students so that gives them choice of what to do after school.  I asked how many times the recruiters were there each year and was told a half dozen.  I also asked how many career days they have and was told last year they had zero and the year before, one.  There was further discussion regarding how other careers being promoted on campus is not the same as veterans coming into the school to tell their stories.  Here's video of the relevant portion of the meeting:

NH Peace Action will consult with the NHCLU regarding possible legal action against the Keene school board.


Maggie Hassan Announces Veteran Democratic Activist Lenore Patton as Grassroots Co-Chair

MANCHESTER, NH – Maggie Hassan for Governor today announced longtime Democratic activist and former Rockingham County Democratic Chair Lenore Patton as one of the campaign’s Grassroots Co-Chairs.  Patton joins State Representative Jennifer Daler of Temple, Pat Morris of Manchester and Chaz Proulx of Raymond as Hassan Grassroots Co-Chairs.

“Lenore has been a powerhouse organizer in Rockingham County for years and I’m thrilled to have her on board our campaign,” said Hassan.  “Our campaign continues to build strong grassroots support every day and every week.  This is what it takes to win in New Hampshire.”

“Maggie is the exactly the kind of leader we need in the Governor’s office,” said Patton. “She is running an energetic grassroots campaign to move New Hampshire forward and give every middle class family the opportunity to succeed. I’m proud to join her campaign as a Grassroots Co-Chair and look forward to helping her win in September and November.”

Hassan’s campaign has continued building momentum over the past months, breaking a fundraising record for a first time gubernatorial candidate with nearly $700,000 raised.  She recently earned the support of the Teamsters Local 633 and Communications Workers of America Local 1400 – her sixth and seventh labor endorsements. Hassan also has the support of EMILY’s List and the Women’s Campaign Fund.  




U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta votes for cost of living increase for disabled military veterans

“…increasing their monthly benefit check is the least a grateful nation can do…

(WASHINGTON – July 9, 2012)    Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) today voted in support of H.R 4114, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act.  It would provide a 1.9% increase in benefits starting on December 1, 2012.  The bill passed the House of Representatives, and now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Guinta said following the vote:  “Nearly 128,000 veterans call New Hampshire home, one of the largest per capita populations of any state.  These men and women answered when our country called.  Many of them made a special sacrifice, and they live with the results of that sacrifice every day.  This increase is roughly the same as Social Security recipients receive.  Given all our disabled veterans sacrificed for us, increasing their monthly benefit check is the least a grateful nation can do to show its appreciation.”