Surely honor is more worthy than cowardice? |

Surely honor is more worthy than cowardice?

A few days ago, a lady had an article, “No war.” I have served over 13 years in the Naval service, three years in World War II in the submarine service with over 10 war patrols, and all of its excitement.

With letters like this I often wonder, why should I? If this person had been in an area taken by the enemy, with its pillage and rape of its women, would she still feel the same? If she had seen an island landing with the dead bodies of those around who were defending her, would she feel the same?

President Reagan put it bluntly: There are two ways to avoid war – be militarily strong, and no one will attack you, or submit. You have a choice.

I really wonder what is the purpose of the organization sponsoring this protest? To help destroy this nation? I object strenuously to having let someone attack this nation, at the World Towers or at Pearl Harbor.

Perhaps we should let the Japanese have us to satisfy those who oppose war. Surely honor is more worthy than cowardice. I will take my chances to defend my country, and do it willingly, regardless of cost.

Herman Bansemer

Grass Valley

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