Virginia Republican Patricia Phillips is running against Democratic incumbent Mark Herring for the state’s 33rd Senate district seat.
In a recent mailer, she tried to diminish Herring’s patriotism, alleging he didn’t appreciate America’s military people . .
. . by mistakenly featuring a Soviet veteran of World War II. On the sailor’s right hangs the “Order For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR”:
On his left . .
. . the “Medal For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.” The image likely came from the Monsters and Critics website. They covered the 2008 World War II Victory Day parade in St. Petersburg with a group of photos, including this one:
Caption: A heavily decorated Russian World War II veteran salutes during the military parade at the Dvortsovaya Square celebrating Victory Day in St.Petersburg, 09 May 2008. On May 09 Russia celebrates the 63rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany.
We thank you for your lip service, Patty.