ROSWELL, GEORGIA —In response to Military.com’s recent article “DoD Investigating Former Army Officer Who Used Arlington Cemetery Footage in Campaign Ad,” Harold Earls, Republican Candidate for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, released this statement:
"Let me be clear, one reason I am running for the United States Congress is to remind all Americans that the freedoms we enjoy in these United States came at the cost of many heroic men and women who gave their lives for our country. I have the utmost respect for their sacrifice and they will never be forgotten.
The flippant publication of this article is yet another example of the far-left Democrats’ attempt to mislead our citizens through their portrayal of a truth that fits their agenda. I will not let left-wing MSM change the narrative; the truth starts here and now.
Furthermore, shame on Military.com for allowing blatant bias to color the pages of a publication that is supposed to be ‘providing meaningful content, resources, products, and services.’ Even the smallest amount of research would have yielded that I am in fact a Sentinel —and that my number is #677. A fair recount of my fundraising efforts for my Mount Everest climb would have yielded information that we raised tens of thousands of dollars through many sleepless nights drafting proposals and sponsorships, and not by pressuring the sale of T-shirts to underclassmen.
I think it’s important to add in this “reporting” that I received a direct message on Instagram an hour before this story was published and no such efforts to reach out to my campaign were afforded — yet another example of contradictions colored throughout this article.
I am and always will be an open book. There are terabytes of my entire life displayed on YouTube. Let the American people decide the content of my character.”
About Harold Earls
A 9th generation Georgian, Harold Earls, is a former Airborne Ranger-qualified Captain who served as the Commander at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Prior to that, He led the first Army team and a combat wounded amputee to the summit of Mount Everest. Harold was an All American Captain of the West Point Baseball team, recipient of the George Smythe Leadership Award, and twice featured in ABC News ‘Person of the Week.’
Most recently, he and his wife Rachel co-authored a book, ‘A Higher Calling: Pursuing Love, Faith, and Mount Everest for a Greater Purpose,’ which went on to become a USA Today National Bestseller. Harold currently resides in Roswell, Georgia, running their business with Rachel, who is pregnant with the couple’s third child.