In a letter published in the Readers Forum on Dec. 20, Virginia Silcox managed to mangle the facts. Our hero Al Gore had a cushy job in a rear area of Vietnam, as a writer, for one year and then returned home.
Why do you think he didn't exploit his war record during the 2000 election? His daddy was a high-ranking senator in Washington during the war in Vietnam.
I also get a little peeved when people equate the National Guard with a bunch of draft dodgers. I served in a National Guard Unit in Korea, and our people got killed just like any other soldiers.