August 6, 2008, Charlotte, NC – A retired Green Beret general plans to campaign in North Carolina for Democratic president candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
Obama’s campaign announced that retired Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Lambert would campaign Tuesday in Charlotte and Fayetteville for the Illinois senator.
Lambert was the commander of the Army’s Special Forces in the early days of deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, taking over four days before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Lambert is scheduled to campaign in Charlotte at 10 a.m. at Obama’s local headquarters and at 3 p.m. in Fayetteville at a Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
Lambert was the commander who ordered Special Forces soldiers to shave beards and dress more like soldiers after he saw some of his troops looking unkempt on television from Afghanistan in 2002.