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October 22, 2012 / needhamgrassroots


Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory has a problem with Scott Brown’s claim to have “served” in Afghanistan:

Served in Afghanistan? Scott Brown?

Yes, technically, Scott Brown is right. He is a longtime member of the Army National Guard, and as a United States senator, in the summer of 2011, he requested that his annual two weeks of guard training be done in Afghanistan, where he would be ­located “in the rear with the gear,” according to one analyst at the time.

So Scott Brown “served” in Afghanistan. For less than two weeks. Let’s be honest, it was more like a visit.

His rise through the Guard is something that should earn him respect and appreciation, yet that’s not quite enough for him. He had to stretch reality, to try to put himself on the same plane as thousands of other guardsmen and women who have been called to active duty…

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