Medal of Honor Recipient Advocates Against Syrian Airstrikes on Behalf of Military Families

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Lynch available for news and opinion interviews on the topic of Syria and our military

Medal of Honor Recipient Allen J. Lynch

"There is no such thing as antiseptic warfare"

Representing a consortium of military family support organizations, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch is advocating against a military strike in the current Syrian situation.

"There is no such thing as antiseptic warfare," says Lynch. "The mindless lobbing of Tomahawk cruise missiles on one day will surely result in mission creep and an escalation including the utilizing of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines. We abhor the term "Boots on the Ground" as those boots aren't just boots. They're people who are the husbands, fathers, sons, daughters and relatives of families who for more than a decade have been answering the call at a great cost to our country in lives, resources and long-term impact. These families deserve to be heard by the administration and our representatives in Washington before voting to take us again down a road that is fraught with danger."

Lynch--and the organizations who have joined with him and the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Foundation--believe that face saving for the government is the weakest of all reasons to involve the U.S. in what is clearly a civil war.

"The use of chemical weapons is abhorrent to all civilized societies," said the former Cavalry soldier and holder of our nation's highest military honor for bravery. "But we cannot involve ourselves in an action where there are so many unanswered questions that would be left in the wake of such a response. In my war--Vietnam--to the past twelve years in Iraq and Afghanistan, the lack of a clear mission and exit strategy have strained our precious military, and wreaked a tremendous cost on our country. We cannot go down this road again without clear-cut mission definitions and the means of ending funding for such political adventures in the guise of national security."

"We call on all military family organizations and others affected by these actions to join us to help make our voice stronger with our elected officials," said Lynch.


Allen Lynch is available for print, radio and TV interviews and talk show appearances Sunday, 8 September, and Monday, 9 September. He is located in suburban Chicago.

CONTACT: Paul Brian, Dir. of Communications, Lynch Foundation, 708-790-2747

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