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."
J.R. Majewski, Republican candidate for U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th Congressional District, takes the stage at a campaign rally in Youngstown, Ohio., Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)

At a glance

  •  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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