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Write representatives, warn about COER | Letter


As I sat down the evening of June 4 to watch the local news and eat my dinner, who should appear on Channel 4 news but Mr. Michael Monson. He was out spreading more of his lies about the Outlying Field Coupeville, the Navy and our local realtors.

As I tried to keep from choking, he stood there on TV telling the reporter the class action suit that is being brought against the realtors is justified by the lack of a notice about the jet noise.

He told the reporter he never received any kind of notice, which we already know is a lie, and then stated if he knew about the OLF he would’ve never bought his house.

He also went on to state that he and his cohorts are not anti-Navy, he just wants the Navy to spend millions of dollars to move all the EA-18 Growlers to anywhere but here.

Mr. Monson, in my humble opinion, you and your group are liars, anyone with any intelligence when they see a sign about government property with a runway on it would ask what it’s for.

I’m sure you got a killer deal on your property and now blame everyone but yourself for the predicament you are in. I also firmly believe your goal is, if they offered to buy you out, you would jump on the deal, as you have already stated you would not have bought in the first place.

I urge all Navy supporters to write your representatives and let them know these people are not to be trusted, their goal is to close Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and they don’t care what economic damage they cause.

Michael Van Voorst

Oak Harbor


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