Letter: As a veteran, I'm asking you to please not vote for Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Minden, Nev., Sept. 12.

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To the editor:

I am a 100 percent disabled combat veteran of Vietnam and I doubt that I will make it through this winter. My father was a disabled veteran of World War II. He was badly wounded in the Netherlands in 1945, I believe. My earliest memory of him is from 1946 when he returned home from a military hospital in his uniform with a black cloth support for his arm.

He passed on years ago at Togus VA Medical Center outside of Augusta, Maine. My mom joined him many years later at the Veterans Cemetery in Augusta.

I ask and implore everyone to not vote for Trump in this upcoming election. He has shown such contempt for veterans since assuming power. His actions regarding Sen. McCain are disgusting and revelatory. This person does not deserve the title of commander in chief of the armed forces and veterans of the United States. I could go on listing the horrors which this individual has perpetrated during his period in the White House. But you all know of his myriad shortcomings.

His many successful attempts to stay out of the military during Vietnam speak for themselves. Money talks, and his authoritarian friends overseas are revolting.

Claude M. Austin,

North Adams


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