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Responding to [the letter writer’s] article, “Mother sees tough side of Iraq War,” Aug. 12:

My husband was a Marine in World War II. My older son was a Marine in Vietnam. My younger son was an Army soldier in Vietnam. None were sent, nor were they drafted. All volunteered to help protect American citizens from those whose aim is to control these United States of America.

Currently, there is no military draft. All are volunteers. I praise God for the privilege of my men serving this country honorably. None threw their medals away (meaning their honor) as did John Kerry, dishonoring our troops while they were still in combat.



Please, [letter writer], think of the suffering Americans will experience if there are no volunteers to protect this great nation from war on our land. I thank God for your young Marine and those who are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect us from war on American soil.

If the U.N. is ever given power to help the leadership in this country make decisions regarding war, as President Bush’s opponent says he humbly will do, God help us all.




Martha Tribby

Grass Valley


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