In 1976, when I was a high school senior, my father gave me a college scholarship application from the Disabled American Veterans. He simply explained that he had lost his right eye in World War II. I never knew that he had a glass eye. Fast-forward to Memorial Day 1984. After much prodding, it was the first time he told stories of being at Utah Beach during the D-day invasion. Like so many others, he did not want recognition; he was just doing his duty.
My dad is now 91 years old, telling stories more freely. Thank you to him and all the others for their service and sacrifice for our country!
"Bush, Chirac Pledge to Cooperate on Iraq" (June 6), on President Bush's and French President Jacques Chirac's meeting, stated, "Chirac had worked with [German Chancellor Gerhard] Schroeder to block Bush's intentions to invade Iraq." Why they wanted the invasion blocked is very interesting. Both France and Germany were doing business with Saddam Hussein, even though he was under sanctions. Of course they did not want Hussein out; they were making major money. And they want us out now so that they can get back in themselves.