Yong Saccone, Rick’s Wife: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know


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Yong Saccone, the wife of Rick Saccone, the Republican running for a House seat in a closely watched election in Pennsylvania, frequently appears at her husband’s side on the campaign trail. Sometimes the Saccones wear matching American flag shirts, and his wife is often seen wearing flag garb.

Saccone, 60, is running against a 33-year-old prosecutor and Marine Corps captain named Conor Lamb. Democrats are targeting the race in an area that President Donald Trump won by 20 points, and the polls show that Lamb has moved in striking distance in an area that usually goes Republican.

Trump campaigned for Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania. “Rick is a great guy. We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!” Trump tweeted.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Rick Saccone Met Yong in South Korea & Says They Are Rarely Away From Each Other

Republican congressional candidate Rick Saccone and his wife, Yong, meet with supporters at the VFW Post 4793 while campaigning on March 5, 2018 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.

According to his campaign website, Rick Saccone met his wife, Yong, “while working in South Korea. They have been faithful to each other for 38 years. Yong is almost always at his side, as Rick rarely attends an event without her.” Photos on Facebook show Yong on the campaign trail with her husband.

Like his opponent, Conor Lamb, Saccone served in the U.S. military. He was a “counter-intelligence officer for the U.S. Air Force, defending against commandos and espionage from North Korea. Rick was on the counter-terror task forces for two Olympic Games: 1984 in Los Angeles and 1988 in Seoul, South Korea,” his website bio reports. Rick Saccone has served in the Pennsylvania state legislature since 2010.

According to The Independent, Saccone “served as a diplomat to North Korea from 2000 to 2001 during the administration of President George W Bush and was the only US citizen living in Pyongyang at the time.” He also served as a professor.

2. Saccone & His Wife Have Two Sons Who Are in the U.S. Air Force

Rick and Yong Saccone have two children – both sons. Both sons followed in their father’s military footsteps. “Rick and Yong are the proud parents of two sons, Nick and Matthew, who both graduated from the Virginia Military Institute as civil engineers and are now serving as officers in the U.S. Air Force,” the campaign biography says.

The Saccones are also grandparents, judging from photos on Yong’s Facebook page.

On Facebook, Nick Saccone wrote that he lives in Osan, Kyonggi-Do, Korea. He recently posted photos of himself with Vice President Mike Pence.

3. The Saccones Have Been Married for Almost Four Decades

The marriage between Rick Saccone and his wife Yong is a long-lasting one. “They have been faithful to each other for 38 years,” the campaign website reports. In February 2018 that turned into 39 years, with Rick Saccone writing on Facebook, “Happy birthday to my lovely wife of 39 years.”

“Even Yong’s weapons are red white and blue,” Rick …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


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