CHARLOTTE -- A campaign aide for Maryland congressional candidate John Delaney was featured in a video honoring Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans that played before thousands of Democrats gathered in Charlotte on Thursday for the Democratic National Convention.

Ian Golden, who is 27 and lives in Washington, served in the Army from 2004 to 2010, including as an infantry sergeant in Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He overees veterans affairs and national security policy for Delaney, a Democrat who is running for the House in Maryland's 6th District.

"I am honored to have Ian as a member of our team and extremely proud of his service and feel honored to call him a friend," Delaney said in a statement. "Watching the convention tonight with Ian and our supporters was very moving. It was also a reminder that the debt we owe to all of our military and veterans is our greatest obligation."