HARTFORD - A veterans group is asking Senate candidate and state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to apologize after he admitted yesterday he misspoke about his military service.

The non-profit group, Vets for Freedom, is demanding the apology.

A New York Times article yesterday claimed Blumenthal has repeatedly said he served in the Vietnam War when in fact he was only in a reserve unit that never went overseas.

Blumenthal called a news conference yesterday to say he had misspoken on occasion and defended his record on veterans issues,

Blumenthal: I misspoke about my record

Complete Blumenthal military record news conference

Blumenthal's service record questioned