Dear Editor: Regarding Frank Kearns’ Feb. 6 letter. It seems as if he is devaluing the service of those men who served in Iraq and Afghanistan because he believes that those wars were wrong.

I do not know if Mr. Kearns ever served but if he had then he would remember that when one takes the oath to defend the United States, there is not a provision which allows one to pick and choose which action he believes to be right or wrong.

He also says that “we should learn from our own history that sometimes the heroes are those who have the courage to stand up and say no.” I am just wondering who he considers those heroes to be?

From the Revolutionary War forward, there have always been those who did not believe in the action for various reasons but I never considered them heroes.

Ed Romero




Published: Feb. 12, 2015 - Volume 13 - Issue 44