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History in Headlines: An unemployed RV worker introduces the President

Wakarusa resident Ed Neufeldt, a then-unemployed RV worker, was chosen to introduce President Barack Obama in February 2009.

Posted on Feb. 14, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.

In October of 2008 Wakarusa resident Ed Neufeldt found himself among the thousands of workers in Elkhart County who had lost their jobs during the recession. Unemployed, Neufeldt found himself four months later in a crowded Concord High School gymnasium standing next to President Barack Obama.

In this second installment of eight for our monthly online series "History in Headlines," The Elkhart Truth takes a look back at President Barack Obama's visit to Elkhart on Feb. 9, 2009.

History in Headlines is one of many ways The Elkhart Truth will be marking its 125th anniversary this year.


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