GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is touting the support of 12 Medal of Honor recipients as he unveils his plan to help the nation’s veterans.
Among the recipients who endorsed Bush on Monday are two Afghan War veterans, retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter and retired Army Staff Sgt. Leroy Petry.
Some of the other 10, all Vietnam veterans, also submitted statements in support of Bush.
“Governor Bush’s strong record on veteran’s issues makes him the best choice to serve as our next Commander in Chief,” said retired Marine Capt. James Livingston, a Vietnam veteran.
The endorsements were released just ahead of a speech to veterans in South Carolina, and as GOP front-runner Donald Trump has attacked Congress on the campaign trail for not doing enough for veterans.
Bush’s campaign also touted his record on veterans as Florida governor, and posted a seven-point plan on its website to improve services for veterans.
“As Governor, Jeb made military families and veterans a signature issue,” said the statement.
It highlighted efforts to increase the number of state veterans homes from two to six, increase tax exemptions and eliminate fees for disabled veterans and create job programs for veterans and servicemembers’ families.