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Letters to the editor, July 27


Published:   |   Updated: July 29, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Calling Korea vets

The U.S. Department of Defense wishes to award every U.S. Korean War veteran a certificate of appreciation as part of the 60th anniversary of the ending of the Korean War. The criteria for eligibility is purposefully broad. You may apply for this appreciation certificate if you served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard from June 25, 1950, through the armistice on July 27, 1953.

You are eligible whether or not you were ever in Korea during this time. The families of deceased Korean War veterans may apply on their behalf.

American Legion Post 147 is volunteering to help any vet obtain the certificate and received it at a free banquet this fall. You do not have to be a member of Post 147.

Here are the two ways you can get the information you need: Send a email, the preferred method, to amlegion147@gmail.com and give your name and phone number and we will email the information to you; or send a postal letter or post card to Am Legion 147, P.O. Box 937, Odessa, FL 33556 and give your name, phone number and postal address and we will mail you the information.

It is important that all vets do this as soon as possible, as the volunteers who process the applications and the people planning the banquet need to know how many people to expect.

Tom Goldsworthy
Odessa

Euthanasia next

In his column Marty Moore addressed abortion although he's a man and by his stated "logic," unconcerned about gynecological health. He stated more than 20 percent of pregnancies in America end in death. Then he claimed the procedure "extraordinarily safe," with only 12 deaths when done in the first 14 weeks after conception. Miscount. That's 1,200,012 deaths for every 4 million live births, using his source.

Neither his math nor his statistics support his cut-em-out anywhere, anytime, conclusion. People making Moore's arguments subliminally hate representative democracy and believe a split court decision justifies women - not men - killing inconvenient people or those with different abilities than the majority. Keep beating that drum and involuntary euthanasia is on your horizon."

Michael P. Muetzel
New Port Richey

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