A letter from Mr. Mark H. Schorzman (Letters, May 17) says, "I have the privilege of interacting with current members of the armed forces and they are head and shoulders better than my companions in Vietnam. Bigger, smarter, better trained and totally dedicated to keeping the United States free."
Every war has a somehow needed slack-water outfit stationed at China Beach somewhere, rum and Coke in hand awaiting the next USO show. Obviously, this guy may very well have been in one to refer to those around him as "companions." The men I served with in Vietnam were every bit as wounded, dead, sacrificial and courageous as any soldier from the American Revolution to the present.
Dedication!? What!? More than 56,000 simply wanted to die the most unimaginable deaths on foreign soil for the hell of it?
James R. Buell, Sgt. 225th Recon. (U.S. Army '69-72), Kennewick