I fully agree with Wednesday's letter by Barney Tharp, which says John Kerry brought up his service in Vietnam and that by doing so, he opened up the festering, emotional, returning-home war wounds of his fellow military men.
I personally want to know what Kerry has done while being a senator. Now, it's an increased division of this nation that I am seeing, hearing and reading about because he chose to use his military medals to try to convince me and other Americans that they are enough to make him a trusted president of the United States of America.
I am from a military family. My father came home from World War II and cried. He got down on his knees and he cried for the enemy he was forced to kill or he would have been killed. He did that for you. He did that for me. He did it for the John Kerrys and the George W. Bushs of this world because he was a true patriot who did what had to be done. At the same time, he did not condemn or confuse the issue for which he was sent to war.