Father thanks Patriot Guard for honoring his son
To the Sun:
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the members of the Patriot Guard for escorting the procession which carried the body of my late son, Army SSG James P. Hunter, who was killed in combat last June in Afghanistan.
These men and women, who are veterans, give of their own time and money to escort and honor our fallen heroes and veterans.
They picked up the escort duties at the Ohio/Kentucky state line from the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders and brought James’ body to Winchester and to his final resting place at the Lexington Cemtery in Lexington.
Because of their selfless acts of kindness and patriotism, they should be honored by this country for their work in communities all over this great nation.
They are fully self-supporting and give of their own time and money.
After my son was buried, they came to my home and presented my family and I with a plaque in recognition of James’ sacrifice to this country. They also presented us with a 101st Airborne Division flag, which was given to them from my son’s unit and was mounted and displayed on the back of the lead escort motorcycle of his funeral procession.
I would like everyone also to know that they had a marker put in place at the Living Memorial at the Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond, where they honor all of Kentucky’s fallen heroes.
Please accept the thanks and gratitude from my family and I for the sacrifices you make for all our veterans and fallen heroes.
May God bless all of you.
Story about jailer shouldn’t have been on front page
To the Sun:
I feel that Bobby Stone has done the best job he can do.
He has a lot on his shoulders, and he isn’t the only one who has made the same mistake.
When they do something good, they get reprimanded.
Having people baptized should not be put on the front page and made to look like Bobby shouldn’t have let it all take place.
It’s a shame.
I need to know what everyone else thinks.
Bobby has been done dirty.