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He's no terrorism victim

July 16, 2006

Re "First to Fall, First Forgotten," Column One, July 11

Although it is sad that Louis Pepe is severely injured, he is in no way a terrorist casualty in the way that the victims of 9/11 were. As a prison guard, he was performing his normal, everyday duties. If the prisoners who attacked him were members of a white, black, Latino, Irish, Russian or any other type of gang, the only story here would be of a badly injured prison guard living a difficult life. He is cared for by his former employer with a continuing income, medical benefits and apparently other special considerations. That he is not going to become a multimillionaire is not a tragedy.

SANDY WHALING

Springville, Calif.

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