I am appalled, no, madder than hell, when I read the article written on Dec. 7 hidden on page 9A about Pearl Harbor. The highlight of the article was, "How the civilian population suffered." I certainly agree that was important, but Dec. 7 should be about our veterans of the Pacific war and should be at least a space on the front page.
Here are a few facts that you should know: Killed in action in the Pacific war - U.S. Army 38,458; U.S. Navy 31,032; U.S. Marines 22,479; U.S. Army Air Force 16,687 - Total 108,656. If you value your freedom and the right to speak English, thank a World War II veteran.
Ron F. Caskey
World War II Pacific Veteran
MM1/C U.S. Navy
Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2976
Member of American Legion, Post 0213