To the Editor:

I am writing to share my sadness and shock about the disregard and lack of respect that our president has shown for veterans; particularly those who have given their life in service to our country. My uncle, Technical Sergeant Edwin J. Algar (ASN: 36331583), United States Army, received the Distinguished Service Cross, posthumously, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy during WWII. He lost his life when he was 18 years old, and I never got to meet him. I watched my father cry when he spoke of him, but we were all moved by my uncle’s sacrifice in dedication to the defense of our country.

How can we trust a commander-in-chief who calls our fallen soldiers “losers and suckers”? President Trump lacks common decency. His comments about veterans and the military in general are disgraceful. We need a change. That is why I will be voting for Biden by mail.

— Peggy (Algar) Aaron

(Former Ripon Resident and Ripon College Alumna)

Oregon, Wis.

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