Letter: Article on volunteer military sparks response from Richland vet

January 29, 2013 

A recent article on whether America's all-volunteer military is desensitizing us to war might be right for some. I don't really dispute most of it.

In my case, I am still dealing with the traumas created by service in Vietnam. I'm a Marine veteran who served in that long forgotten war from 1968-69.

I don't think it will ever leave me, but I am learning to make an uneasy peace with it. I have friends who served in both Gulf wars as well as Afghanistan. I can only imagine their daily horrors as I must deal with mine.

GORDON BOONE, Richland

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