LETTER: Honor servicemen who died

  • Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 6:08 p.m.

Honor servicemen who died

I am writing this letter regarding the deaths of the two Navy Seals killed in the attacks on our embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012.

Being a 100 percent disabled Marine Vietnam veteran, I have numerous medals that reflect my sacrifice for my country, which brings me to the reason for writing.

Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, the two former Navy Seals who died defending our country in a civilian capacity as security personal, should not go unrecognized for their heroism and valor.

Their families should not have to bear the thought that their loved ones wonít be honored with a keepsake that they can hold to remind them of the heroes that they are.Therefore, through my representatives in South Carolina, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, Reps. Jeff Duncan, Joe Wilson and Trey Gowdy, I have requested that they see to it that the aforementioned receive the civilian Presidential Medal of Freedom or like medal if there is one to honor these two men and the others that died trying to save Ambassador Chris Stevens and protect our sovereign ground. Itís my opinion that the political battle to get to the truth should not take precedence over the families who deserve to have their loved ones recognized now.

Gregory J. Topliff

Warrenville

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