Archive for Thursday, February 14, 1991


February 14, 1991


To the Editor:

I must take exception to Ken Wilson's patriotic protest letter of 2-9, in which he states, "Yolanda Huet-Vaughn and 50 or so other reservists who have refused service in the gulf are to be applauded." Instead of being a fine example of what it means to be a citizen soldier in a free society, I see it more as being unwilling to fulfill an obligation and responsibility that they voluntarily agreed to when they signed their enlistment contract and took the oath.

With her advanced education, Yolanda Huet-Vaughn certainly understood the obligation as well as the benefits but obviously was only interested in the benefits. Thank goodness the bulk of our reservists are more committed than that.

I am no hawk, and I question the wisdom of our nation being involved in this war, but as a combat veteran of WWII and 33 years in the Naval Reserve, I also know the meaning of duty and obligation. Yolanda Huet-Vaughn and the others might do well to learn the same.

Carl Guggisberg,

802 Schwarz Rd.

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