Mother of Veteran Forced to Sell Obama Letter to Cover VA Failures He Promised To Fix

Letter to Vet

The mother of an Iraq War veteran is selling a letter she got from Obama to take care of her son. Ironically, in the letter, the president vowed to do whatever could be done to help her son.

Paul Bedard reports at the Washington Examiner:

Vet’s mom forced to sell Obama letter to cover VA failures he promised to fix

The mother of an injured Army veteran of the Iraq war is selling a rare letter from President Obama to cover her son’s medical and personal expenses despite the president’s handwritten promise to do “everything we can over the next four years to support your family.”

Cherry McKimmey told Secrets, “Something good might as well come out of that. It is doing no good lying in my drawer. It means absolutely nothing to me.”

She received the note from Obama in July 2009 after a non-stop effort to beg federal officials to help her son, David McKimmey.

McKimmey was campaigning for the the Veterans Administration to do more to help him recover from injuries for which he received the Bronze Star with Valor for crawling back into a truck fire to save two soldiers who eventually died. He suffered burns to his face and hands is still likely to lose his leg.

McKimmey said that her son faced long drives to VA specialists and despite his injuries, was categorized as a vet with minor injuries, robbing him of special care.

In response to one of her letters, Obama wrote back: “Cherry – Thank your for your note. We are grateful for your son’s service, and Michelle and I intend to do everything we can over the next four years to support your family and other military families. God Bless, Barack Obama”

Obama hasn’t been a great president for veterans.


These people made the ultimate sacrifice and should be one of our highest priorities but sadly, it’s often the opposite.

Hat tip to Instapundit.


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