This is in response to a Sun Journal article, Oct. 7, "Maine deaths in Afghan War."
I wonder why news media keeps that issue in the minds of citizens for good, or not so good, while never publishing the long list of names slaughtered on the nation's (and Maine's) highways by drunk drivers during the same time period?
On a national basis, 15,000 to 20,000 people are killed each year. Where is the media's indignation and informative efforts there?
The absence of any outrage over the comparable fact that more than 6,000 of the nation's sons and daughters have died in the 10-plus years in Iraq and Afghanistan, while 150,000 to 200,000 have died from crimes on the road, seems to make the point, whatever it may be, rather disingenuous and puzzling.
And I am willing to bet I will be ignored.
Ronald J. Dupell, CMSgt (retired), USAF