Letter: Writer shouldn’t complain about noisy Growlers

Editor,

In regards to “Brace for impacts from the ‘sounds of war’ on Whidbey,” when the A-6 Intruders and EA-6B Prowlers were here, the number of aircraft was about 200 on average.

That’s five A-6 squadrons with 12 attack aircraft and four tankers each. VA-128/VAQ-129, with around 30-40 aircraft each.

So, your numbers represent nothing, except your emotions based on fallacy. As for the sound of war, yep, you are right. War is loud, brutal and nasty. It is the result of your elected officials choosing that path — to either be defensive or oppressive. The military simply carries out those orders, without pride or prejudice.

Flight landing practices are a necessary requirement prior to landing on a carrier, and it will go on and ensure the lives of our aircrew to get back aboard the carrier — peace or war.

Most of Whidbey island accepts and respects this. Why don’t you?

David Christopherson

Coupeville

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