Adam Cook (VA-1) and Other Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans Honored at Democratic National Convention’s Tribute to Veterans

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Cook for Congress: Major Adam Cook, a recently returned Afghan War Veteran and the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First District, participated in the Democratic National Convention’s tribute to Iraq and Afghan War Veterans.

Along with my fellow Veterans, I was honored and humbled to represent the hundreds of thousands of courageous men and women who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Major Adam Cook, a recently returned Afghan War Veteran and the Democratic Nominee for Congress in Virginia’s First District, participated in the Democratic National Convention’s tribute to Iraq and Afghan War Veterans.

Cook, who grew up Fredericksburg, VA, joined the military as an active duty Air Force JAG shortly after 9/11. Last year he volunteered for Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as the Officer in Charge of Investigations and Chief Legal Advisor at the Detention Facility in Parwan, Afghanistan, leading a team that investigated leaders of Taliban and al-Qaeda fighter networks.

"Along with my fellow Veterans, I was honored and humbled to represent the hundreds of thousands of courageous men and women who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan. While I am immensely grateful for the tremendous reception those of us on the stage received, the real heroes are the young men and women, many barely out of high school, who go out on patrol every day in small villages and remote valleys throughout Afghanistan, risking their lives to make America safer and bring peace to a nation scarred by decades of war. While they will probably never be on a stage cheered by thousands of their fellow Americans, we can never do enough to thank them for their courage, compassion, selflessness and patriotism. They are the finest of Americans and represent everything good about who we are as a people."

Earlier in the week, Cook spoke on a panel at the DNC’s Veterans and Military Families Council where he was joined by congressional nominees Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2) and Jay Chen (CA-39) to discuss the importance of electing more Veterans to Congress. The number of Veterans currently serving in Congress is at an all-time low since World War II.

The panel discussed how men and women who served in the military know how to get things done in a tough environment and will put the best interests of the country over party politics. Veterans also have the credibility and knowledge to make smarter decisions on defense funding and will always keep faith with their fellow Veterans.

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Recently returned Afghan War veteran, US Air Force Major Adam Cook is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 1st district of Virginia. Throughout his career and active community life, Cook has been committed to keeping faith with veterans, the welfare of seniors and creating opportunities for future generations. Cook is a graduate of both the University of Pennsylvania and University of California Los Angeles School of Law and currently lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife Melody who works with the Navy. More information on Adam Cook can be found at http://www.adamcook2012.com.

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