Sethi names veterans coalition

Vanderbilt surgeon Manny Sethi has named a veterans coalition supporting his bid for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Senate race.

“This group of distinguished Tennessee leaders represent generations of Tennesseans who have dedicated themselves in service to us and our great nation. I am so grateful to have these heroes on my team,” Sethi said in a statement.

The chairmen of the coation are retired Army Gen. Gary Harrell, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Carl Schneider, and retired Army Maj. Gen. Jackie Dan Wood.

Sethi’s military platform includes:

  1. Fixing our broken Veterans Affairs system, and ensure that veterans are able to obtain healthcare without fighting through bureaucracy.
  2. Improving rapid access to mental health treatment for our veterans.
  3. Protecting Millington Naval Base, Arnold Air Force Base, Fort Campbell, and other military facilities from cuts or closures.

The membership list of Sethi’s coalition follows:

Chairs:

General (Ret.) Gary Harrell (Washington County), United States Army

Major General (Ret.) Carl Schneider (Williamson County), United States Air Force

Major General (Ret.) Jackie Dan Wood (Henderson County), United States Army

Co-Chairs:

Colonel (Ret.) Jim Harding (Carroll County), United States Air Force

Colonel (Ret.) Phil Russell (Williamson County), United States Marine Corps

Colonel (Ret.) Dan Lindsey (Davidson County), United States Army

Captain Billy Stokes (Knox County), United States Army

Colonel (Ret.) Thomas Vaughn (Warren County), United States Army

Members:

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James Albin (Williamson County), United States Air Force

Captain Wendy Bane (Knox County), United States Air Force

Petty Officer First Class (Ret.) Richard L. Bean (Knox County), United States Navy

Petty Officer Second Class (Ret.) Dan Beyer (Hamblen County), United States Navy

Sergeant Meridith C. Bond (Knox County), United States Army

Colonel (Ret.) Temple Bowling IV (Coffee County), United States Air Force

Senator Richard Briggs, M.D., Colonel (Ret.) (Knox County), United States Army

Petty Officer Second Class Richard Brooks (Coffee County), United States Coast Guard

Staff Sergeant Billy Brown (Shelby County), United States Marine Corps

Lieutenant Colonel Travis Burchett (Cheatham County), United States Army

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) John Burns (Williamson County), United States Air Force

Specialist Fourth Class Roger D. Byrd (Knox County), United States Army

Sergeant First Class Michael Chan (Montgomery County), United States Army

Sergeant Suzanne Cline (Montgomery County) United States Army

Specialist (Ret.) Alex Conley (Montgomery County), United States Army

Specialist (Ret.) J.T. Cooper (Rutherford County), United States Army

Lance Corporal (Ret.) Franklin Engs III (Williamson County), United States Marine Corps

Master Sergeant (Ret.) Jerry M. (Marty) Everett (Knox County), United States Air Force

Specialist First Class Stanley Forrester (Roane County), United States Army

Sergeant Vincent J. Gray (Stewart County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant H. Lee Grayley (Montgomery County), United States Army

Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Roger Gregg (Knox County), United States Navy

Master Sergeant Jim W. Horner (Dyer County), United States Army and National Guard

Captain (Ret.) Todd Jackson (Williamson County), United States Marine Corps

Sergeant First Class (Ret.) James Johnston (Montgomery County), United States Army

Major Dr. David Knoll (Loudon County), United States Air Force

Specialist (Ret.) David Litteral (Williamson County), United States Army

Colonel (Ret.) Juli Lomax (Montgomery County), United States Army

Captain Dan Mahoney (Washington County), United States Army

Specialist Beverly McLaughlin (Montgomery County), United States Army

Rep. Jerome Moon, Petty Officer First Class (Blount County), United States Navy

Major (Ret.) Jorge Padro (Montgomery County), United States Army

Gunnery Sergeant Ralph Parton (Knox County), United States Marine Corps

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) James Edward Patterson (Montgomery County), United States Army

Specialist Fourth Class Greg Phipps (Knox County), United States Army

Major (Ret.) James Pradke (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) DeForest Schupska (Montgomery County), United States Army

Master Sergeant (Ret.) Donna Schupska (Montgomery County), United States Army

Colonel Tony Shipley (Sullivan County), United States Air Force

Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Mike Smith (Montgomery County), United States Army

Sergeant First Class Brian Terry (Montgomery County), United States Army

Sergeant Major (Ret.) John Thompson (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Billy Tubbs (Montgomery County), United States Army

Master Sergeant (Ret.) Stacy Vaughan (Washington County), United States Air Force

Airman First Class George W. Waggoner (Knox County), United States Air Force

Sergeant Robert L. Waggoner (Knox County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant Brian Walker (Shelby County), United States Air Force

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Matthew Walter (Montgomery County), United States Army

Captain Paul Audrey West (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Joshua Scott Wikholm (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant Mack Williamson (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant Tony Wilson (Montgomery County), United States Army

Staff Sergeant Wendy Woodall (Montgomery County), United States Army

19 Responses to Sethi names veterans coalition

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    Yay!! for our veterans! I just wish we would end the endless wars under the Republicans The Democratic party can reason better with foreign governments (more trust and intellectual ability) and keep us out of constant fighting. We have drones that can do any work now so we should use them to see problems before they occur and address them with proper dipomacy

    • James White says:

      Nope, the Republicans and the Democrats both prefer Endless Wars.
      Bring All of Our Troops Home from Every Country and End All Foreign Aid to Every Country. Get US Out of the United Nations.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Ohhhhh, Beatrice you mean like the Korean War under that stinkin’ Republican Truman and the Vietnam War overseen by those Republican heroes Kennedy and Johnson – endless wars that those trustworth intellectual giants could never win nor end. Thank goodness we finally elected good Democratic Presidents like Eisenhower and Nixon who did finally end those wars just like you said.

      • James White says:

        Stuart, the Korean war was not won nor was it ended. We have not won a war since we joined the United Nations. Our ‘wars’ are under the UN.

      • MARLE says:

        Nixon ended the war in the 5th year of his presidency. Lived through that era on a college campus and am now watching Vietnnam in HD. It may not have been an “endless war” but the toll in US casualties and lives has not been matched in any ensuing conflict. And our Nixonian “peace with honor” left the country as a unified communist country. A communist country with which our president and our senators want us to increase a trade imbalance to unprecedented levels.

        • James White says:

          MARLE, same with Vietnam… we did not win.

          • MARLE says:

            Didn’t I say that. “Peace with honor” after 5 yrs of war under Nixon (and many before that under Johnson primarily) and still the country is communist? Stuart was acting like only Republicans handle war in some special better way.

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            No, actually the point Stuart was trying to make was how absurd it was for Beatrice to say that “I wish we would end the endless wars under the Republicans The Democratic Party can reason better with foreign governments. . .and keep us out of constant fighting.”

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    I hope these veterans remembered to do their reconnaissance before signing on to Chairman Manny’s campaign so that what we have is a list of centrist/tepid conservative veterans who simply have a sense of adventure that it takes to support a No Record Candidate for U. S. Senate.

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    Vote “Same Ol’ Same Ol’ Kick the Can Down the Road” Party 2020.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    Is either candidate a veteran? How can you be a Senator want to be and parade veterans around you like you understand the population?

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      It’s a business problem Phil. Chris Devaney’s business is getting people elected to office. Some of his clients have a good record of qualifications for the office they seek and some don’t. When he is faced with a client that has no record, as in the case of Chairman Manny, Chris’ job becomes more difficult but that’s where he can really hone his reputation.

      The throwing of chunks of red meat at conservatives, the using of veterans as sort of props at political events, the handing out “Sethi” t-shirts at Republican gatherings are all intended to give Chairman Manny the political persona that he so woefully lacks. It’s just another day at the office for Chris.

    • Cannoneer2 says:

      I haven’t seen a recent breakdown of degrees and occupations of our Senators and Representatives, but I know that we have lawmakers who parade around like they understand science…

  • Beatrice Shaw says:

    We need a Democrat for US Senate. Maybe Jim Cooper will run and make room for Justin Jones for Congress? We could literally have the best of both worlds representing our city

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Beatrice, it breaks my heart when you say things like that. . .I mean it’s such a waste of time for you to even think that the fine people of Tennessee, while not reaching my level of conservative perfection are certainly comfortably right-of-center, are going to even think of voting for someone to go to Washington to assist the charming Chuck Schumer in the U. S. Senate. Now if you want to do something politically productive for a change why don’t you encourage all of your conservative acquaintances to vote for Chairman Manny. By now I have every confidence that they will regard you as a reliable negative indicator so they will vote for Bill Hagerty and, for once, you will have accomplished something politically productive.

    • Phil Lassiter says:

      You must not be from around here

  • Donna Locke says:

    I have nothing to contribute about Manny and the veterans. As for the various civil wars, all I can say about the Columbia Popeyes is they slipped me two extra biscuits the three times I was in there, I don’t know why. I do smile a lot. I was looking for the blackeyed peas. Got the other vegetables. I don’t eat chicken, so no opinion on the sandwich. Hope this doesn’t get anybody into trouble.

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