Reader: Keep Stars and Stripes for enlisted men and women

Published 8:11 am Wednesday, February 26, 2020

To the Editor:
It has recently come to my attention that the Federal Government is planning to defund the Armed Forces newspaper, The Stars and Stripes.
As the daughter of a Naval officer in the Second World War, the wife of an Army lieutenant in the Korean War, the granddaughter of a soldier who was wounded in the First World War and the granddaughter of the newspaper man who was the first editor, founder and officer in charge of the Stars and Stripes as the newspaper for, by and about the enlisted men of the Armed Forces I am contacting as many people as possible to get them to write their congressmen and women imploring them to reconsider.
Most service men and women know the newspaper, have enjoyed it and look forward to receiving it — even in this day of the internet there are places where only a printed edition is available.
If you are or have been a member of the Armed Forces and want future members of the military to continue to enjoy the Stars and Stripes I hope you will join me in letting Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Congressman Philip Roe and Senator Lamar Alexander know that the funding for Stars and Stripes is miniscule in the overall Defense Department budget.
Keep Stars and Stripes for the Enlisted Men and Women.

Vikki Woods

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