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"It is great to be back in Ohio," says Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan to a crowd of supporters in Swanton gathered inside the Grand Aire terminal at Toledo Express Airport. "Hello, Toledo!"

Ryan delivered a foreign policy speech on Monday standing in front of a group of veterans.

"These people put their lives on the line and in a Romney administration we will always keep our promise and our commitment to our veterans," says Ryan.

Ryan points to turmoil in the Middle East, specifically the attacks on American embassies.

"Four Americans were murdered in a terrorist attack in Benghazi," says Ryan.  "You see if you look around the world what we are witnessing is the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy."

Ryan called for peace through military strength and criticized the Obama Administration's proposed cuts to defense spending.

"That projects the perception that we are a superpower in retreat, that shrinks our navy to the smallest navy since 1916," says Ryan.

Purple heart recipient Retired Sgt. Ryan Mack introduced Ryan to the crowd.

The 28-year-old from Defiance was injured in Afghanistan two years ago in a bombing.

"I got knocked unconscious," says Mack.  "When I woke up, it pretty much broke every bone from the knee down in both legs. I had traumatic brain injury."

Mack says the worst part of his recovery wasn't learning to walk again.

"It's having to watch a president that dishonors the people that had my back," says Mack.  "He snubs our allies every chance he gets and at the same time placating and bowing down to the enemies of our country."

Bill Barrow, a small business owner from Maumee, shows his support for the Republican ticket on the windows of his Hummer.

"This is the guy that only has the brains in probably all of Washington who knows how to run a business. He's proven it," says Barrow. "All Obama's crap he puts on TV isn't cutting it with the American people."

"I think because of his business background and is able to work with both sides that we can finally bring this country together and get things accomplished," says Debbie Hymore-Tester, a small business owner from Port Clinton.

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