President Obama was introduced by Ed Neufeldt, a 62 year-old laid off RV worker from Monaco Coach. (J.Tyler Klassen/ The Elkhart Truth) Truth Photo by J.Tyler Klassen President Obama was introduced by Ed Neufeldt, a 62 year-old laid off RV worker from Monaco Coach. Obama addresses the crowd. (J.Tyler Klassen/ The Elkhart Truth)
History in Headlines: An unemployed RV worker introduces the President
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.