Letter to the Editor: Joe Biden has honored thousands of military members

Letter to the Editor: Joe Biden has honored thousands of military members

The Timeline at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester in Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 10/05/20]

Recently, I’ve communicated with Lisa Zima, an Upstate New York for Biden+Harris volunteer. Lisa is encouraging supporters to submit letters to the editor to newspapers and magazines, including Talker of the Town, throughout New York State.

Today, Theresa Bennett, a Clerical Specialist in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Sponsored Research Office, writes about honoring those who serve in the military. Theresa’s father, Stuart Carlin, served in Vietnam at the Tan Son Nhut Air Base and suffered from exposure to Agent Orange.

Stuart L. Carlin at his his boot camp graduation. Carlin achieved the rank of CMSGT in the Air Force. [Provided by Theresa Bennett]

The Timeline at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Greater Rochester in Highland Park [Photo: David Kramer, 10/06/20] April 15, 1970, The United States Defense Department suspends the use of controversial herbicide called Agent Orange, so named because of the orange canisters used to contain it.

We welcome Letters-to-the-Editor from people of all political stripes — or no stripes at all.

Joe Biden has honored thousands of military members

 

SEE ALSO 

A look inside the “readers’ page” from NYTimes Letter-to-the-Editor editor Tom Feyer

Championing Nationalism Dishonors American Soldiers

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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, and the CITY.  My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.

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