Letters to the Editor

'Common decency'

The ongoing war in the Middle East has generated many tragic stories, but none as heartbreaking as the story of American soldiers housed in the outpatient facility at Walter Reed Army Hospital.

In defense of their country, these young men and women have left limbs, brain matter, and in some cases, their sanity, on the battlefields of Iraq, only to return to American soil to be demoralized by having their injuries treated in a dilapidated, rat-, vermin- and mildew-infested facility.

It is inconceivable that the greatest country in the world would treat their bravest and finest in this manner. Common decency calls for these deplorable conditions to be corrected immediately and for all those responsible to be held accountable.

Marti Nicely