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May 26, 2014

Monday letters: Tell veterans you’re grateful

I served in the Army from 1963 to 1966. I signed a contract to defend our country, giving all, up to and including my life. My time was spent in Texas and Germany. There was not a lot of aggression in that tour of duty.

I served in the Army from 1963 to 1966. I signed a contract to defend our country, giving all, up to and including my life. My time was spent in Texas and Germany. There was not a lot of aggression in that tour of duty.

Meanwhile, many of my friends ended up in Vietnam. Some didn’t come back. Others came back missing limbs, or with what we now call PTSD or problems caused by our own dumping of Agent Orange. Now we are engaged in yet another war with no clear winner that has produced the same problems with our vets.

All this has been done in your name. To keep you save and secure.

Now I ask all of you a favor in return for what these wonderful people have done for you. Take a small group of friends and go to your local VA hospital. Stand at the entrance to shake the hands of those who have served and thank them for their sacrifices. Let them know you appreciate all they have given so we can live in peace.

Frank Kline

Newberry

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