The Coastal Courier welcomes letters to the editor of up to 350 words. Letters must be signed and must be verified prior to publication. Please include name, phone numbers and address with each submission.
The editor reserves the right to reject letters or edit them for clarity, brevity, accuracy, length, good taste and to avoid libel, although most changes will be grammatical in nature.
We do not accept letters that attack private individuals and businesses or that contain accusation of alleged criminal behavior. Letters needing to be transcribed may take longer to be published. Letters will be published in the order in which they are received.
Send letters to:
The Coastal Courier
P.O. Box 498
Hinesville, GA 31310
Letters may be sent by fax to 912-368-6329.
Letters may be sent by email to email@example.com.
There are approximately 70,000 veterans who served in the military in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. If spouses and voting-age children are counted, that number probably goes somewhere to around the 200,000-plus range.
That’s 200,000 neighbor veterans (I’m including spouses and children, since they had to live through the burdens of military service as well — truly unsung heroes) who have, up until very recently, been receiving the “short end of the stick” for the mere fact they supported our country with unselfish service.
Rep. Jack Kingston is a very vocal and supportive advocate of veterans, but it took us a couple years to educate him.
The nuances of military service and the benefits that veterans — particularly disabled veterans — are allotted are things that aren’t easily comprehended unless you’ve walked the walk and talked the talk.
When you have to explain to someone what a CIB, FSB, FOB, LZ or PH is, you know you’ve got a lot of teaching to do.
There is only one candidate — D, I or R — running to replace Kingston whom we won’t have to spend years educating to continue the fight for veterans and their families. That’s Bob Johnson.
As a practice, I’ve never pledged my unwavering support to any political party, but opt to support the individual who will best serve those who have already served.
I urge all my 200,000 compatriot neighbors to support and vote for Bob Johnson in the upcoming election and again in November.
— Bruce A. McCartney