Letter From Over 100 Veterans for Fetterman

John Fetterman
4 min readOct 14, 2022


To Our Friends in the Commonwealth,

Pennsylvania Veterans write today to sound the alarm against Dr. Mehmet Oz’s run for U.S. Senate. As Veterans, we took an oath to support and defend the constitution. We cannot stand by as Dr. Oz continues to embrace election denial and misinformation.

Throughout his career as a TV doctor, Dr. Oz has shown himself to be utterly devoid of any principles. Just as Oz turned his back on his pledge to “do no harm” to make millions exploiting the trust of his viewers and peddling phony miracle cures on his show, in his run for U.S. Senate, he has already turned his back on Pennsylvania’s Veterans with a platform that is hollow at best and dangerous at worst.

Not only did Oz look the other way while Republican Senator Pat Toomey obstructed passage of the bipartisan, common sense PACT Act — which guarantees health care for Veterans that have been exposed to toxic burn pits — to play politics with the health and wellbeing of millions of Combat Veterans, he wants to go further.

Rather than working to improve our quality of care through the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration, which provides health care coverage to U.S. military veterans and free treatment for all service-related injuries Dr. Oz has advocated forcing Veterans to receive health care through private health exchanges. Not only would this cost us these benefits exclusive to veterans’ health care but It’s another example of Oz putting the profits of his rich pharmaceutical and insurance industry buddies ahead of the people, fundamentally endangering the health of those who have served our country.

Where Dr. Oz failed to cut through partisan red tape and advocate for Veterans, John Fetterman stepped up loudly in support of current and former service members across the country — because Fetterman knows that support of our Veterans transcends partisan politics.

John Fetterman has made a strong and long lasting commitment to better the lives of Veterans in Pennsylvania. He believes that we must fight to expand health care access and improve quality of care provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs by securing increased funding, rigorous oversight, and necessary reforms. He also knows that veterans need increased access to mental health services for PTSD, depression, and support for reintegration into civilian society, as well as expanded addiction treatment services.

John doesn’t want to simply turn over the driver’s seat of the VA to the lowest bidder but instead he will work to improve staffing ratios and grant all VA health care staff collective bargaining rights. He believes that we can no longer cut corners on Veterans’ well-being; when Veterans sign the dotted line we have a duty to care for them.

John understands the gravity of the oath that Veterans take to our country. His lifelong commitment to principled service and his terms as Mayor of Braddock and Lt. Governor has prepared him to take a similar oath when he is elected to be the next Senator of Pennsylvania in November.


Veterans for Fetterman

  1. Jim McCall
  2. Paul Beck
  3. Vic Ogilvie
  4. Tanner Danberry
  5. Curt Barnhill
  6. Denise Holder
  7. George Torboss
  8. Paul Emma
  9. Dan Berschinski
  10. David Nichter
  11. Robert Kebartas
  12. Ronald Pizarie
  13. Robert Shively
  14. Carl T Scerbo
  15. Dan M.
  16. Matthew G.
  17. Eugene Cleaver
  18. Joseph Pulgini
  19. Amy S.
  20. William Ehrhart
  21. Joseph Horochak
  22. Alfred Roesch III
  23. Hugh Reiley
  24. Thomas Simonet
  25. Chris Carney
  26. Donna J
  27. Sean Cordaro
  28. Robert McNamara
  29. Nicholas, Paugam
  30. Peter Bouman
  31. Shannon Weltner
  32. Paul A. Ferraro
  33. Regina Jackson
  34. Ashley Ehasz
  35. Jack Inacker
  36. June Spence
  37. Amber Viola
  38. Victor Cortese
  39. Lindsey Scott
  40. Chad Baer
  41. Jim Sandoe
  42. Reggie Regrut
  43. Mike S.
  44. David Correll
  45. Melissa D. Robbins
  46. James McCall
  47. Alan Messinger
  48. Cherie Eichholz
  49. David T.
  50. Braxton White
  51. Steve Miller
  52. Laura Cortese
  53. Zachary Shrewsbury
  54. John Coffey
  55. Samuel Araoye
  56. Jim Massey
  57. John C.
  58. Braxton White
  59. Harold Brown
  60. Karen Johnson
  61. Thomas G.
  62. Joseph C.
  63. Brian Munroe
  64. Robert Schumacher
  65. William Durham
  66. Deb Ciamacca
  67. Kenneth Smith
  68. William Bried
  69. Nicholas P.
  70. Julie Hamilton
  71. Jeffery O.
  72. Tom R.
  73. Mark Pinsley
  74. Doug Henschel
  75. Loren N.
  76. Timothy Vandover
  77. Alice Inacker*
  78. Christopher Kowerdovich
  79. Erin Moore*
  80. Jeanne F.*
  81. Kimberly Summerlot
  82. Rachel G.*
  83. Elisabeth Beckett*
  84. Paul R.*
  85. Sean Cordaro
  86. Samuel Araoye
  87. DZ Zubrzycki*
  88. Paul Mackey
  89. Gina C.*
  90. Jacob B.*
  91. Dennie Zastrow*
  92. Matthew J. Grant
  93. Kenneth Giardina
  94. John B.*
  95. Drew S.*
  96. Anne Wick
  97. Paul Beck
  98. Cynthia G.
  99. Rich K.
  100. Amelia W.*
  101. Hal Donahue
  102. Christine Santucci*
  103. Alexis Galison*
  104. Jesse S.
  105. JJ McCabe
  106. Steve Hach
  107. Geoffrey Moulton
  108. Marcia Roberts
  109. David Vitale
  110. Jeff O.
  111. Jessie Robinson*
  112. Sallie Robinson*
  113. Susan Pesotski*
  114. Clinton A.
  115. Paula Neely*
  116. Debra Kelley*
  117. Timothy Bard
  118. John Kelley
  119. Frederick Robinson*
  120. Lois Lunch*
  121. Donna T.*
  122. Marcella A.*
  123. Mara S.*
  124. Jane Johnson*
  125. Sharon C.
  126. Jeff Hoke
  127. Elizabeth Baik
  128. Graham Michael
  129. Steve Duskin
  130. Danny C.
  131. Johnathan Saidel

*Family member of a Veteran.



John Fetterman

Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. Candidate, United States Senate 2022. Running to be that 51st Vote. 🇺🇸