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Thank you for being here thank you unfortunately the the other panel member days and I have something in common.
I lost my son in Iraq.
And I have a lot of family members.
That also served.
And you say you won't cut benefits for his here is returning.
Will you increase them.
And if so how.
Michael -- First of express my.
And admiration for you have for your family and for the sacrifice of your son thank you it is.
It it's something one can imagine but one can't ready.
Feel like you like -- -- your family feels it tonight and I and I appreciate that sacrifice thank you know greater sacrifice for no greater country thank you.
What we have a debt of gratitude to those who serve this country.
And and for those who come back wounded in particular.
We have an obligation to to repair their lives.
And allow them to have a bright and prosperous but tomorrow.
And and as a result as I look at places where where we're gonna have to cut back in a lot of places we have to cut back.
One of the places I'm not willing to cut back as a military budget.
I do not wanna see us reduce the number of ships or aircraft or number of active duty personnel and I certainly do not want to see -- reduce our commitment to caring for those.
Who need our care.
And our veterans a comeback as are our wounded warriors.
Need to have a big commitment from the commander in chief.
That they will be cared for I -- I can't imagine that if this issue ever put on the ballot by itself.
That that any answer other than the one I've just described would be selected by the American people.
That the people of this country understand the debt of gratitude they have and -- -- surely willing as I am.
To care for those who serve this country and I will do so if I'm president of the United States thank you that a --
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