We don’t need Ms. Fonda’s ‘guts’ | SummitDaily.com

We don’t need Ms. Fonda’s ‘guts’

Stephen F. Wallner, MD44th Medical Brigade, Vietnam, '67-'68Hamilton Creek

I read with some interest the letter of Mr. Williams in (Monday)’s paper in which he praises the “guts” of Jane Fonda for going to Vietnam. That’s North Vietnam, as we recall. Whatever one thinks of the politics or wartime service of George Bush and John Kerry, no one would accuse them of treachery. Jane Fonda, on the other hand, is a traitor. The dictionary defines a traitor as “one who betrays one’s country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason.” Treason is defined as “a violation of allegiance toward one’s country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies.”Who can forget the image of Ms Fonda standing next to an enemy anti-aircraft gun, a weapon whose purpose was to kill her countrymen? I have seen courage on the battlefield and on the faces of our wounded soldiers. We don’t need Ms. Fonda’s variety of “guts.” The vast majority of Vietnam veterans did not volunteer for combat service. Our country called us and we went. In memory of 60,000 dead brothers.

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