James Johnson: Standing up

November 16, 2012 

Standing up

A letter-writer stated Nov. 8 (“Media cover-up”) that he “bet half of those who voted for President Obama do not care for our country or the people who died in wars protecting it and voted as they were told to vote.” He is wrong on all counts. I served with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. I was shot by North Vietnamese soldiers on Feb. 27, 1968. Though I survived, I had friends killed, who number among the 58,000 dead from that war.

I, and millions of other Americans, have stood for the country during time of need without being told to stand. My vote for Obama in 2012 was no different.

James Johnson

Durham

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