www.foxnews.com Friday, June 14th, 2019 Edwards former 82nd? Why didn't Seaborn know?! Photos have emerged showing both White House Deputy Communications Director John Edwards & White House Press Secretary Cassie Tatum attending a commemoration ceremony for the 82nd Airborne's actions during Operation Overlord in 1944. What was perhaps the most surprising revelation are the photos showing Edwards in a United States Army uniform. Sporting Staff Sergeant's chevrons and an 82nd Airborne shoulder patch, questions have begun to arise about John Edwards' service in the United States Military. A man who is notoriously secretive about his private life, it seems that no one in the White House, including President Seaborn, knew that Edwards was a veteran. Ribbons on Edwards' chest indicate that he has been awarded the Bronze Star w/ a "V" Device & a Purple Heart amongst other decorations and ribbons. While sources inside the Pentagon have confirmed Edwards' service record, it still seems to have completely taken the White House by surprise that one of its senior staff is a combat veteran. Also present at the event was former Vice President John Hoynes and his wife Suzanne. Hoynes, who has served a mentor and father figure to John Edwards, confirmed that he knew about Edwards' service history, stating "of course I knew, I've known Johnny for most of his life." The revelation that Edwards served in the 82nd Airborne also seems to have shed new light on the President's snub of the 82nd Airborne during his D-Day Address last week. While the White House had confirmed the speech was written solely by Communications Director Mark Sterns, somehow now raised the question of why Edwards was not part of the speechwriting, and if Mark Sterns did, in fact, know if his deputy was a veteran of the "All-Americans". Both Cassie Tatum and John Edwards have refused to comment.