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Americans know how to help

June 18, 2008

Re "Plumpy bombing," editorial, June 16

I was 13 and growing up in occupied Berlin when the Soviets cut off West Berlin from supplies coming from West Germany. I lived through the blockade and didn't have to be reminded where help was coming from -- help that kept us supplied with food, medicine and coal, including the deliveries from selfless American Air Force Lt. Gail Halvorsen, who dropped sweets to give children a glimmer of hope.

Today, like 60 years ago, we don't need government initiatives to reestablish the United States as a kind and humanitarian nation. Just let the American people do what they do best: share their wealth with those less fortunate in the world. Our government can provide the logistical support to deliver the aid shipments. It worked before, and it'll work again.

Gordon Froede

Cheviot Hills

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