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Health care: Treatment of veterans appalling

I recently heard that there is pending legislation to require retired military and their dependents to pay for prescription medications. I am appalled! My father, William ‘Bill’ Bell, spent the best years of his life defending this great country for what? He is treated as though he is a has been that nobody cares about. What is this country coming to? My father is a great man who deserves to be taken care of in his twilight years. And for the love, understanding and support given by my mother, she to deserves the benefits offered by the military. Why is it that once the DD214 is issued our retired men and women are forgotten? How does the government think this great nation got this way? It is because of great men and women like my father, and the wonderful spouses like my mother. Dad was transferred from duty station to duty station without so much of a word. He strived to be the best he could be at whatever he did. And anyone that has had the pleasure of knowing him knows this is true. He gave his life to this country, and the government wants to thank him by taking away yet one more benefit? Once again I am outraged! Lets get together and let Congress know that we will not stand for the way they are treating our retired military members and their families. Please write your congressmen and representatives and even the president. We have to take care of those brave men and women who so selflessly took care of us at one time during our lives. Thank you Oak Harbor.

Denise Manly,

Port Hadlock

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