Ross Perot visits Fort Benning

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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The National Infantry Museum hosted Ross Perot, Friday as he spoke with Fort Benning soldiers.

In a press conference Ross Perot said his day was going well, "It couldn't be nicer to spend the day with soldiers and their families and their children and that's as good as it gets."

American billionaire Ross Perot spent the day checking out everything Fort Benning had to offer. He saw the Rangers demonstration and had the chance to talk with soldiers serving in the military.

"The best part of my day is meeting all these special soldiers and their wives, people who are re-enlisting. I know if Bill Simmons and Dick Meadows and all the people I've known for so long were here to see the quality of these people they would be smiling and I certainly am," Perot told News Leader Nine.

After taking part in the re-enlistment ceremony in front of the National Infantry Museum, the man who ran for president of the United States got a private tour of the facility he helped fund.

Perot said his first trip to the museum, which he made a significant donation to, was more than he imagined, "I'm overwhelmed by the museum. I wish we had some way to let every American know it is here because then they would come."

Perot ended his tour as a guest speaker to more than 300 officers, telling them how proud he was for their service, "The freedom we take for granted is precious, fragile and the only reason we have it is because of them and the sacrifices they make are incredible."

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