Wilson Honors Commitment and Dedication of Armed Forces in Afghanistan

Oct 7, 2011
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement marking the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan:


As we mark the 10th anniversary of the War in Afghanistan, I honor the commitment and dedication of our Armed Forces. Because of the continued efforts and sacrifice of our brave men and women in the military, Afghanistan is a better place.

“I would also like to take this moment to recognize the leadership of General David Petraeus and Marine General John Allen. Their leadership and resolve have proven to be vital in this mission. I offer my heartfelt gratitude and solace to the families of those that have been lost. I know their loved ones will never return, but I believe they may take comfort in knowing their ultimate sacrifice is truly appreciated by present and future generations of Americans.

“While there is still much more to be done to ensure Afghanis have a competent and fair government along with adequate security from terrorist forces, we can be proud Americans have helped to provide the opportunity for democracy to be established.”