Majewski Defends Military Services But Says Details ‘Classified’

Ohio GOP House nominee J.R. Majewski insisted Friday he'd stay in congressional race and that he served in Afghanistan after 9/11 amid a news reported he did not but declined to provide details, saying the information was "classified."

  •  The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Majewski misrepresented parts of his Air Force service.
  • “I flew into combat zones often, specifically in Afghanistan, and I served my country proud,” Majewski responded Friday at a news conference.
  • Majewski during his campaign has said he deployed to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks But the wire service says it has seen records that show he in fact served a six-month stint loading and unloading planes while based in Qatar.
  • The candidate throughout his campaign has also repeatedly said he is a combat veteran who served a tour of duty under “tough” circumstances in Afghanistan.
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