VIDEO: Texas Governor Rick Perry Makes Brief Stop on Guam to Honor Father-in-Law Who Was a Guam Liberator

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Guam – Texas Governor Rick Perry made a brief stop on Guam today to honor his father-in-law who was a Guam Liberator during World War II.

Guam Governor’s Spokesman Phillip Leon Guerrero confirmed that Governor Eddie Calvo met Governor Perry and Texas First Lady Anita Perry at the airport this morning. A motorcade escorted them to the Governor’s Office where they laid a wreath on the Adelup beach in memory of the First Lady’s father and to honor all Guam Liberators. 

Perry was a Republican Party candidate in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election and has indicated that he may make another run for President in 2016.

Leon Guerrero said Governor Calvo provided Governor Perry the same hospitality and protocol support that he would provide to any visiting governor or dignitary.

  

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Texas Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry visit Guam, pay tribute to Liberators

“Christine and I are touched and humbled that Governor Rick and First Lady Anita Perry came to Guam to honor the memory of the First Lady’s father and all of Guam’s Liberators.  Guam’s history is a part of many Americans’ lives—and their connection to our island remains strong 70 years later.” – Governor Eddie Baza Calvo

Texas Governor and First Lady lay wreathe in honor of Guam’s Liberators

Texas Governor Rick Perry, and his family made a brief stop on Guam yesterday to pay tribute to the late Dr. Joseph Thigpen. He is Texas First Lady Anita Perry’s father, and took part in the liberation of the island during World War II.

Upon their arrival, the First Family of Texas was greeted by Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and First Lady Christine M.S. Calvo at the A.B. Won Pat Guam International Airport.

The Texas First Family was then escorted to the Governor’s office where they laid a wreath on Adelup Beach to honor First Lady Perry’s father and all Guam Liberators.  Governor Perry was a Republican Party candidate in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.