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Problems with story

An article appeared on the front page of your paper on June 26 (“Bomb wounds area reservist”). Knowing Ed Rossovich, he probably would rather nothing had been printed.

That said, he would be very upset about the omission of a simple fact. The article should have included that, though wounded in the face, Rossovich drove two more miles on flat tires to get his fellow wounded soldiers to safety. His CO commented Rossovich was a “true hero.”

I know that you need to include a hometown feeling, but too much fluff can detract from the real meaning of the story. The article as printed made Ed out to be a whiny wimp and left his family to bear the ridicule. Yes, he wants to come home, but not until his job is done. We all want him home safe.



Lola Nelson

Grass Valley




Editor’s note: A soldier who looks forward to coming home is far from a “whiny wimp.” And what sort of sick person would subject the family of a wounded reservist to ridicule?


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