Letters to the Editor: The simple reason Republicans picked Herschel Walker — celebrity instead of working-class man — is because he was not like Romney.
Herschel Wayne Walker Jr. lives in a suburb outside Houston.
He’s got great job. He’s got a great house.
He’s in his fifties. He was raised to be a farmer. He went to the University of Texas when he was 27 years old and graduated with a degree in economics.
He worked hard to get to where he is today. He is the owner of Walker Trucking Equipment, a trucking and heavy equipment business. He took his first job as a truck driver when he was 20 years old, which required him to put aside a little bit of money each week and put food on the table for his family.
He was also working at the time for the U.S. Army Logistics Command as the chief of logistical planning.
He was one of the Army’s top logistics officers, responsible for setting up how the Army planned logistics for all branches of our military. He was the guy who actually wrote the Army’s logistical plans. He did all their plans.
In 2000, President Bill Clinton made a big push to create jobs for veteran service members and the families of those who serve. He appointed Herschel Walker to head up the President’s Commission on Employment of Veterans and Active Duty Service Members (PECAIDS).
It’s a commission to identify what, if anything, could be done by the government to increase the number of jobs in the economy for veterans and people with military service.
Herschel Wayne Walker Jr. was tapped to head up the commission. What do you do, Herschel?
Well, I was born and raised in Houston, and I was a first-generation college student. I went to the University of Texas at Austin, and I worked most of my adult life in the oil patch. I worked with a little bit of technology, a little bit of heavy machinery.
I worked my way up to be an executive pilot for Gulfstream Global Aviation. There were three flight