Meet 95-year-old Farmington Hills, Michigan resident and veteran Edward Good who flipped the switch to Democrat after nearly 60 years as a Republican.
Farmington Hills, MI — Edward Good, 95, is, well, good.
He’s good at many things, including serving his country as a veteran of World War II, and of Korea. He’s also good at making connections between what’s going wrong in our country politically and how he could do his part to make it better.
“When I wear a uniform, I wear only two badges. My parachute wings, and the combat infantry badge. I did make one combat jump over the Rhine in Germany. And I’m proud of that,” he said during a video clip at the Democratic National Convention.
“I have been a Republican since the 1960s. I am a member of the (National Rifle Association) NRA and I voted for (Donald) Trump,” he said. “I think Trump has been the worst president we’ve ever had. So I’ll be glad to see him go. I think Joe Biden will be a great leader for the United States.”
During the viral video clip, Good said that presidential nominee Joe Biden is the right choice for him.
“Like me, on the day of my jump into Germany, I think Joe Biden cares about doing his proper duty for the United States. And if he’s elected, that’s what he will do.”
Good’s son, Tom Good of Grand Rapids, said in a follow-up interview that his father is “not outspoken” about his wartime experience or political views — this presidency changed that.
“I don’t recall us having so much as a political yard sign in front of our house,” Good said. “So going public with this message was something he must have felt strongly was something he had to do.”
Good said that he and his family “always felt proud of our dad.”
“Although there is a spectrum of political views in our family, we all admired dad’s decision to speak out at this time. It was an act of conscience by a man who always tried to see and do his duty to family and country.”