To the Editor:

The United States Army is falling apart. When did I first hear that? Oh! It was Sept. 1, 1954, at Fort Dix, N.J., when I got off the bus.

My fellow recruits and I were greeted by two corporals with no combat patches. They berated us in a loud manner.

And the beat goes on. I have heard it time and again during my 29 years of active duty. Once again we have an opinion, stated in sarcastic terms, that the Army is falling apart.

Of course, the soldiers who serve now have multiple combat tours, many of them back to back to back.

I will grant you that the Army has changed, but basically it is still the same. It is an organization with disciplined leadership and disciplined solders.

This letter (April 20, Opinion) is a slap in the face and a kick in the pants to all who presently serve.

To write in the sarcastic manner that it was presented just adds insult to injury.

John Sammis


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