Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Chris Herrod greets attendees during a rally in Utah’s Third Congressional District race in Lehi on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
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It is with pleasure that I have an opportunity to introduce Deseret News readers to my son, Chris Herrod.
Chris was born with a newspaper in his hand. His interest in international affairs began early in his life. We are a patriotic family who love this country, and it has rubbed off on Chris. When he was 2 years old, I left for Vietnam to serve with the 1st Marine Division as a oral/maxillofacial surgeon. The communication that year was by tape and letters, and I would always include a direct segment to my boy.
He grew into a fine young man and honor student. He was recognized as the outstanding youth of our LDS stake and earned his Eagle Scout award. As a teenager, his favorite TV show was “Face the Nation.” He was elected Republican precinct delegate at age 17.
Chris earned a Presidential Scholarship to BYU during his senior year of high school and did a semester abroad to Vienna, Austria, with the BYU Study Abroad program. With his innate drive to venture into a new country and language, he was a well-respected leader by the upperclassmen. His foreign studies were enhanced by an LDS mission to Sweden.
He graduated BYU with a B.A. in international relations and a master’s in organizational behavior. Upon graduation he taught in the former Soviet Union University of Ukraine. He taught…