Why are our veterans treated like this?

My hero is my great-grandfather Clovis Ordogne Sr. He is a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He is also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5097 in Thibodaux. He was a member of the American Legion Post 11 in Thibodaux for 66 years. He also paid for the wall mural that is in American Legion Post 11 in Thibodaux.

He served in Berlin's airlift on a C47 and received a plaque from Maj. Gen. Edward W. Anderson thanking him for his service as a member of the armed forces and thanking him for saving lives. He then served and fought in the Korean War. After the Korean War, he returned to the U.S.

While using his veterans health care, the Veterans Administration in Baton Rouge prescribed him Tramadol for pain for 40 years. Now, when he is 88 years old, the Veterans Administration in Houma wants to help him by cutting his pills in half.

My great-grandfather put his life on the line and was acknowledged for his achievements. Is this how we treat our husbands, fathers, brothers and sons who fought for the freedoms for this country.

Where are the benefits that he has earned? He should get the treatment and medical attention that he has earned and get the medication that has worked for him for 40 years.

I am 14 years old. I am presently participating in the Young Marines Program. This program teaches me discipline and respect for others and for veterans, young and old.


Angel Guillot



We have a chaotic commander-in-tweets

As a veteran, I am concerned with the chaos our commander-in-tweets creates with his child-like tweets. How can our military put faith in him when he continually tweets out ridiculous accusations and false information, and questions advice from his generals? How can we believe what he says?

Many tweets are designed to deflect criticism of him and move people's thoughts in his direction. These diversionary tactics might work as the CEO of his company where he had absolute control, but it will not work with Congress and the media.

If Trump is to succeed and implement his policies, he needs Congress and the media on his side. He will not succeed by proposing half-baked policies and insulting people and institutions that disagree with him. Executive orders do not stand the test of time. They are easily rescinded.

Trump believes all publicity, including negative publicity, is beneficial, but this doesn't work when you are president.

Our commander-in-tweets is sowing chaos, doubt and confusion in the minds of the American public, our military and the world, and it is endangering the security of our country and our status in the world. Mr. president, please get normal.


Donald Moskowitz

Londonderry, N.H.