Letter to the editor | Our troops deserve better

June 12, 2013 

I was pleased and saddened to see the lead story in Monday’s CDT concerning the golf fundraiser for Sgt. Adam Hartswick.

How wonderful to see friends come together to support a soldier in need.

Locally, I see groups raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project and pleas from celebrities to support this great program. At the same time, a story in Sunday’s CDT described the one- to three-year delay in processing military benefit claims and the pathetic situation we now have to support our military troops.

Why are we needing bake sales, golf tournaments and spaghetti dinners to raise money for those who have put their lives on the line for our safety and freedom? Isn’t that the job of the government they served?

Does our country not owe them the benefits they have earned without making them go through years of pain and stress waiting for an answer?

To Adam and all the other military personnel who have served our country, thank you so much for your service. We know you deserve better and we’ll try to make that happen.

Janyce K. Mose

State College

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