Letter: Sullivan put his life on the line

Anchorage Daily NewsNovember 5, 2013 

I am writing to end the ridiculous attacks on U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan. I have known Dan and his wife, Julie Fate, for over 20 years. I would like to set the record straight about his time outside of Alaska.

Sullivan went outside the state to serve our country — and all Alaskans — after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He served in the highest levels of national security, working for Condoleezza Rice in the National Security Council and later, as an assistant secretary of state. As a Marine Corps infantry officer, he went back on active duty for 1.5 years, putting himself in harm’s way in places like Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. His wife, a lifelong Alaskan, and their three young daughters moved back to their home in Anchorage when he was deployed, sacrificing like so many other military families.

Like thousands of Americans, Sullivan believed it was critical to be part of the global fight against terrorism. It would be interesting to know what his opponents were doing during this pivotal time.

— Marie Nash


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