TO THE EDITOR:

My dear father, Charles M. Gozinske, was a World War II veteran, 36th Division, U.S. Army. His service time involved many operations in Europe, one memorable instance, being part of the troops liberating a work camp in Germany, a section of the concentration camp system.

My father was a 50 caliber machine gunner, this kind, gentle dad, what a hardship.

To say his life was perilous then is an understatement. ...

For dad’s sacrifice he was awarded the Purple Heart.

This history of my father and his sacrifice, brings my husband and I to the conclusion, that when Donald Trump was given a replica of the Purple Heart by a veteran and Mr. Trump stated, “I always wanted one of these, I guess I got it an easier way,” was disgraceful. ...

— Maureen and

Arthur Baseler

916 Eureka St.

To read the entire letter, see the Oct. 6, 2016 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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