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In response to Thomas Garrod’s naïve and narrow-min

Navy worth the inconvenience

In response to Thomas Garrod’s naïve and narrow-minded response to “What if the Navy left?”

Have you served in the military? If so, were you honorably discharged? I’m willing to bet you never wore the uniform. Do you have any idea why the Navy is on Whidbey Island? Of course you don’t; you’d rather talk trash from the sidelines.

I’ve lived and served on Whidbey Island for more than 20 years. I haven’t seen a single incident in this town that he describes (loud music, bad drivers, etc.) that I haven’t seen in every other town I’ve ever lived or visited. In fact, I’ve seen much worse.

The term “The Sound of Freedom” nicely describes the small inconvenience we endure to ensure the security of our nation. The best term I can think of for Garrod’s rantings (and those who agree with him) is “The Sound of Insanity.” Quit your complaining and thank the next Navy person who crosses your path. You owe it to them. Pack your stuff and move to Martha’s Vineyard.

Kevin Curtin

Oak Harbor

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