Tuesday, December 21, 2004

A Marine's Father Speaks

This is in reference to SecDef's not personally signing letters:

Don't get me wrong, we would appreciate the condolence letter from the SecDef, as well as one from the White House and from our Senator and Representative, from the Mayor and Governor. But none would bring back our son. And they are all form letters, signatures be damned. A letter from his 1stSgt, from the men we know in his unit would be a treasure and a comfort.

I don't know what happens in other branches, or even other units. But in 2/4, I know the 1stSgt's personally contact the surviving family with letters, emails and phone calls of condolence.

And then he adds some info about the UNPUBLISIZED visits President Bush has had with families......

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