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Letter to the Editor: Hero Worship Misplaced

The type of uniform one wears should have more significance in the amount of accolades one receives.

 

I love football, especially at the college level, as witnessed by the fact that my emotional health is heavily impacted by whether or not the Fighting Irish win over all.

However, I feel vaguely uneasy when men who make millions in team uniform on the playing field receive parades and presidental accolades while other men and women who wear their country's uniform on the battlefield often return home to obscurity, poverty and insufficient medical care. 

Ed Ricciuti

Killingworth

Mike Butler February 09, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Isn't it ironic that New York City can quickly organize a parade for the winners of the Super Bowl, but has been shamefully remiss in arranging for a similar honor for the returned heroes of the war in Iraq? I would think it's the least we can do for these REAL "giants" and patriots" who literally placed their lives on the line.
Eric Auer February 09, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I couldn't agree More. These young men and women are the Best and the brightest on the front line They are true Heroes - Not the COWARDS ON Wall St, Not the Banks, certainly not 99% of congress. If I were serving my country- looking back over the ocean I would say to myself am I sacrificing for those greedy people YUCK. These men and women are Our Best and Brightest Thankyou We need a lever at election time that gives us another choice NONE OF THEABOVE Eric Auer

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