Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Widow of a Honorably Discharged Vietnam Veteran who served in The United States...

First and foremost giving all praises to God and thanking Him for protecting you, your family and your staff. I pray for you all continuously. I admire and appreciate everything you and your family have gone through for us. I am the widow of Lanny Arvin Rhodes who died from the complications of Type II diabetes after being exposed to the herbicides in Vietnam. My husband died on June 17, 2006 and I have been fighting for benefits for almost 8 years now. I have provided material where he was in the hospital in Vietnam and I am still being told I need to provide at least one person he served with in Vietnam. I have been trying to locate someone but everyone I've found so far are deceased and their widows don't know any information. I am the daughter of Willie J. Ray in Texarkana, Texas and she is one of your strong supporters. I am about to loose the home Lanny bought for us while he was disabled. I have been told my records were first lost in Washington and a year later they were lost in Little Rock, Arkansas. I am living through a nightmare. ANYTHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP ME WITH THIS MATTER WOULD GREATLY BE APPRECIATED. May God Bless and continue to keep you, your family and your staff in his grace.

Debra Rhodes

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