Monday, May 05, 2008

Walz's Veteran Status

In an article on Steve Sarvi's endorsement we find this:
""Sarvi is now the third Iraq veteran running for Congress in Minnesota as a Democrat this fall: The other two are Ashwin Madia, the endorsed DFL candidate in the Third District, and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, who represents the state's First District.""
According to Congressman Tim Walz's website he is not, nor has ever claimed to be, an Iraqi war veteran. He served in "Operation Enduring Freedom".

A correction request was sent to the Strib and I received the following reply from the original reporter of the story (printed with permission):
Thanks for your e-mail. I appreciate you pointing out the mistake - please understand it was an honest one, and we're correcting it.
I understand how easily this error could have happened and am pleased it will be corrected.

Thanks Emily!



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