- January 15, 2016

Austin Vietnam Veteran Recalls How He First Met President Obama


One Austinite is retelling his trip to Washington, D.C. after he was asked to attend the State of the Union address by President Barack Obama.

In 2008 Smith met the president when he was a campaigning Senator making a stop at Austin’s Hyatt Regency.

Smith, the Hyatt’s director of security, ran into the President in the elevator where he presented him with…