To the Editor:

Fifty years ago I received a draft notice. Doing the right thing, I answered the call.

Somewhere along the line in boot camp my company (a group of about 75 boys not knowing what was going to happen to us) had a World War II Navy chief as an instructor. We didn’t know if we would end up as door gunners, on a riverboat or who know what.

The chief calmly explained to us, “Don’t worry — you guys will never be shot at. The defeat is going to come from the inside out.”

Sure enough, chief! Fifty years later it’s happening.

If the American people and so called honest politicians don’t do something soon our grandchildren aren’t going to know how it is to live in the greatest country on Earth.

Eddy L. Negus

Prairie City

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