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Letter: Limit names on wall to those who died serving in Vietnam

Limit names on wall to those who died serving in Vietnam

The editorial, “74 USS Evans sailors who died in collision deserve a place on the Vietnam Memorial Wall,” was insulting to those who hold a different opinion than The News. As a Vietnam veteran, this is not the first time I have been accused of not being a “right-minded American,” and I hope it will not be the last time, either.

I am apparently not a right-minded American because I disagree strongly with the editorial board’s opinion regarding adding names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. I am apparently under the false assumption that the wall stands for something sacred – to honor those who gave their lives in service to their country in Vietnam. This does not say that the sacrifice of all those who died in military service in training accidents all around the world should not be honored, just not on the wall.

Mark Pifher

West Falls