If you are not already aware, I was voted in on election night as the County Supervisor for District 1. I want to thank all of you who placed your trust and confidence in me by voting for me to be your representative on the County Board of Supervisors.
This was a long and unusual campaign cycle. After announcing my candidacy over 9 months ago, we had to re-evaluate our campaign strategy due to the Coronavirus and subsequent lockdown and isolation protocols. Needless to say, it was very difficult and challenging to run a campaign when people were concerned about the virus. Trying to hold conversations with people while observing social distancing and talking through a mask was tricky to say the least. But we got through it, and we were successful in getting my message out to the voters in my district.
I want to thank all those terrific people who served on my campaign team. I was fortunate to have a very energetic and dedicated group of volunteers who provided invaluable support in so many ways.
Also, I want to thank the many people who contributed so generously to my campaign which was critical to getting my message out by radio, newspaper, post cards and social media.
And thanks again to all who voted for me. I feel blessed to be given another opportunity to serve you and our county. I’m looking forward to taking the oath of office in early January and getting to work on your behalf. My door will always be open and my email is always available to you. For now use HarryforBOS1@gmail.com
What a great FUNdrai$ing event at Augie’s. Thanks everyone for your support and encouragement!
Campaign Fundraiser Raffle for Quang Nguyen and Harry Oberg! To purchase raffle tickets please contact MichaelBroggie@outlook.com, or via phone at 928-778-1850.
Please purchase tickets ASAP to help us both with October campaign expenses.
Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day. It was first established in 1979 through a proclamation signed by President Jimmy Carter. Since then, each subsequent president has issued an annual proclamation commemorating the third Friday in September as National POW/MIA Recognition Day.
So today, I remember my close friend, fellow scout helicopter pilot, and “hooch mate,” John Berry, along with his gunner, Billy Evans, who were shot down in South Vietnam near the Cambodian border on December 5, 1968. The nickname given to John by us fellow helicopter pilots was “Mr. Clean” since he did not drink alcohol or smoke. On that day, John was flying as lead aircraft for a scout team of two LOH 6A helicopters. The team was working the Northwest corner of the 1st Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division Area of Operations. As the scout team started to cross an open area in the jungle at tree top level, both aircraft came under heavy fire. Berry and Evans’ OH-6 was hit immediately and was seen to nose over while in a left bank, go inverted, and explode on impact. The grenades and ammunition aboard the helicopter quickly began to explode in the ensuing fire, and within minutes there was nothing identifiable left of the wreckage. The bodies were never recovered and both John Berry and Billy Evans are listed as missing in action. May God rest their souls and comfort their families.
Please take a look at my 9/14/20 interview with Glenn Martin for PrescotteNews on a wide range of current issues. I would appreciate both your support and your vote on 11/3.