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To the editor:
Every so often, a veteran gets teed off about the way government or the VA treats them when they cry out for help. Some veterans keep it bottled inside. Where is the best place to go for a start?
You guessed right. Our newspaper, The Brunswick Beacon, is always there for you. Veterans, don’t hold back.
A short time ago, a veteran was mentioned in a story saying he was a Vietnam veteran and could not get any help through the VA. On Jan. 17, someone responded, saying he understood. He worked with the VA and was also a veteran. He said the veteran made too much money, and he never put his foot on Vietnam soil. His job was on the water, just off the Vietnam coast.
I wish I could understand.
I worked for five months on the front lines in a Sherman tank in Europe with the 3rd and 7th Army. I have five major battle stars. I’ve got 10 percent hearing loss. My wife and I draw $2,200 per month. I cannot get any help.
I’m 89 and she is 67. We are both handicapped. I often think about money the government spends hiring people to tell veterans they don’t need help.
There are a lot of people who love our veterans, but not enough. We also should love our country and pray for our government. If we love our country, we should love the ones who kept it free.
London L. Gore