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U.S. must not go to war

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

We were strong and loyal to our Uncle Sam, so we picked up our rifles and we went to Viet Nam.

Can’t say for sure who was right or wrong; it’s all pretty blurry and it’s been so long.

But one thing’s certain, though we didn’t run, we hated that war more than anyone.

We were flower children in a Catch-22, killers if we stayed, cowards if we flew.

We didn’t know the future; we had to make a choice — so we answered the call with a melancholy voice.

Now there’s still a lot of hurtin’ and sleepless nights — all in the name of our beloved Stars and Stripes.

So listen my children to a voice that’s true: What happened to us could happen to you.

As a 100 percent disabled Vietnam War vet, I appeal to all of my fellow war vets — and to all my fellow citizens who are against unnecessary war — to join me at high noon on the steps of the Pitt County Courthouse this coming Sunday to discuss what we can do to put pressure on our misguided leaders in Washington to refrain from again starting yet another totally needless war — this time against Iran (and consequently Russia).

We must do everything within our power, and within the law, to prevent this war that is currently being planned. This time we must act with determination as loyal citizens who want what is best for America and for the rest of the world too. For us to just sit back and let this proposed war happen would be irresponsible and benighted of us. Allons enfants de la Patrie!

James H. Dautremont

Greenville

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