Vow to Veterans

Veteran hospitals

SSGT Benjamin Ricard, USMC Recovering from injuries sustained during an IED attack in Afghanistan

Yo, St. Petersburg Times editors: about your Opinion today.

Did we hear the same Obama speech on war veterans?

YOUR Opinion was that he promised too much for those military veterans who were wounded or became ill as a result of duty in a combat area and that they should “shoulder the same burden” as the rest of us.

Unlike service in the U.S. military, I doubt very much that St. Pete Times’ employment contracts include a provision requiring the risk of life and limb.

The next time you are in the neighborhood of the Tampa James A. Haley Veterans Hospital on your two good legs, stop by the Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center with your two good eyes and then write with your two good hands about “sharing the burden”.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


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