Military service ought to matter


So in Arkansas, a politician's military record seemingly isn't considered relevant by the voters, and the theme may be the same across a war-weary America ("In Arkansas, a military record is no magic bullet," Dana Milbank column, May 14). However, a successful military stint or career means quite a few things that the average American does not comprehend.

In the truest definition, serving in the military is being subjected to a dictatorship ­-- to serve a democracy. It's truly sad that it is heard over and over, "I'm going into politics to serve," yet the majority have never served where the service is unilateral.

Ronald J. Eureka, Streetsboro

U.S. Navy veteran, 1984 -89

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  • Thank you for your appreciation. 

    It was basically peacetime service for me; I feel indebted not to mention those who have served under much less desirable world situations.  

  • Seems the comments section munchs URL's,

    Read the comments section of Milbanks Oped from today, 18 May 2014.


  • You want to know what they think of us?

    Read the comments section of this Milbank article:


  • Thank you for your service to our country.