...Obama also spoke about his uncle, who was part of the American brigade that helped to liberate Auschwitz...As Ace of Spades points out: Auschwitz was liberated by the Soviet Red Army during its Great Patriotic War to subjugate the Germans. Now we have the Obama camp backpeddling and saying Sen. Obama merely mis-spoke. That his uncle, Charlie Payne, was there when the Buchenwald subcamp of Orhdruf was liberated on 4 April 1945. To further muddle things, both 4th Armored Division and the 89th Infantry Divsion can claim to have liberated the forced work camp of Ohrdurf.
Oh wait a minute, talk about mis-spoke. If we are to believe this web-site the World War II Kansas Veterans Index, Charles W. Payne[there are two so take your pick] - Obama's great uncle we are talking about - both enlisted in the US Navy.
Sen. Obama still has some explaining to do.
Oopps, caught myself in my own goof which is now on LGF for the whole world to see. Actually some of the 11 Charles Payne's did join the Army or Coast Guard. Mea culpa on that, fact check and then check again! As to how I know the middle initial is a W, please look at this site: About.com:Ancestry.