Comments: Make Sure the Semi-Auto Ban Sunsets on Schedule!

SENATOR KERRY, YOU SHOULD QUIT YOUR WHINNING AND DO LIKE THE REST OF US, BOTH PRESENT AND FORMER MILITARY, WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN, TREATED UNJUSTLY; SUCK IT UP AND DRIVE ON!
THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOURSELF AND SOMEONE LIKE ME IS THAT YOU HAVE THE MONEY TO CRY TO SOMEONE -THE WHOLE WORLD FOR THAT MATTER- ABOUT HOW YOU'RE BEING MISTREATED AND LIED ABOUT.
I SERVED FOUR PROUD YEARS IN THE U.S. NAVY AND HAVE FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, ALSO SERVED PROUDLY IN THE U.S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. AND UP UNTIL THE LAST FEW MONTHS THOUGHT I WAS ALWAYS TREATED FAIRLY. BUT NOW, NOT ONLY HAVE I BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR A MEDAL ONCE; THE SECOND TIME IT WAS SUBMITTED, I WAS RECOMMENDED FOR A LESSER MEDAL INSTEAD. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT A PURPLE HEART OR SILVER STAR, IT STILL MENT A LOT TO ME AND TO BE DEPRIVED OF IT -EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT,HURTS.
I MAY NOT HAVE BEEN WOUNDED IN COMBAT, BUT WOUNDED JUST THE SAME. I TORE THE TENDONS IN MY ELBOW WHILE ON MEDICAL HOLD, AT FT. BRAGG, PENDING DISHARGE FOR A BAD KNEE, WHICH I HAVE HAD OPERATED ON TWICE. AND WHAT DO I GET FOR IT? NOTHING! AS A MATTER OF FACT I'VE RECENTLY BEEN TOLD TO MAKE SURE THAT MY MOST RECENT INJURY COMES WITH A "LINE OF DUTY" STATEMENT, TO (MAKE SURE) I DON'T GET CHEATED OUT OF MEDICAL BENIFITS THAT I AM ENTITLED TO IN THE FUTURE.
SO BEFORE YOU CRY ANY MORE ABOUT SOMEONE DE-FAMING YOUR CARACTER ABOUT YOUR HEROSIM OR LACK THERE-OF IN THE PAST, HOW ABOUT REMEMBERING THE GUYS OUT THERE THAT ARE NOT RECEIVING RECOGNITION FOR THIER DUTY TO COUNTRY, AND ARE SIMPLY TRYING TO RETAIN THIER (GUARANTEED?) BENIFITS FOR THE FUTURE.
QUIT YOUR BELLY ACHING SEN. KERRY AND DRIVE ON!!! IF YOU ARE TRULY ENTITLED TO THE MEDALS YOU SAY YOU ARE, THE TRUTH WILL TAKE CARE OF ITSELF, AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AND RETAIN WHAT IS TRULY YOURS! AT LEAST YOU (GOT) YOUR MEDAL, AND I'M SURE, ANY BENTFITS (YOU) WERE ENTITLED TO.

Posted by DON CORSON SR. at August 23, 2004 01:50 PM