Bristol, Virginia Army Veteran Sends Souvenir From Berlin Wall To Sarah Palin
ABINGDON, Va. – A Bristol, Va., man is sending some special gifts to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.
A piece of brick and a short section of rusty barbed wire from the Berlin Wall are en route to the Alaska governor, courtesy of Jim Sisk, a 22-year U.S. Army veteran.
Sisk brought the souvenirs back to the United States in 1980, after serving in Germany. Residents of that country tore the wall, which divided east and west Berlin, down in 1989.
“I heard Gov. Palin on TV talking about former President Ronald Reagan. And you know he was the one who told [Russian Prime Minister Mikhail] Gorbachev to tear it [wall] down,” Sisk said Wednesday after a GOP rally. “I was stationed in Berlin from 1978 to 1980 and brought some pieces home with me. I thought she might like one.”
Sisk said Berlin was extremely dangerous during his time there and he never expected the wall, which actually consisted of three different walls, would be torn down.
Sisk gave the items to Mike Reynold, Virginia director of the McCain-Palin campaign, who promised to deliver them Saturday.
Sisk said he backed Mike Huckabee in the primary.
“I probably wouldn’t vote for McCain, if he hadn’t chosen Palin,” Sisk said. “I would’ve probably voted for an independent or written somebody in.” (Link)