IN SERVICE: Ken Aden

I mentioned earlier the Democrat-Gazette’s reporting today on discrepancies it found in checking the military record of Ken Aden, the Democratic candidate for 3rd District Congress.

He’s issued a statement in response. In short, he stands by his assertion that he earned Special Forces designation, though he says he had misspoken on at least one occasion as describing himself as a member of a Green Beret unit. He did not address the article’s finding that he didn’t have an associate degree from Arkansas State University, as claimed. There is no dispute that he served three combat tours in Iraq and held the parchutist badge as a member of the 82nd Airborne.

The full release on the jump, plus links to documents he’s provided.