LETTER TO THE EDITOR FROM
Iíve been fortunate to know American servicemen who
served with honor in
††† Nothing will resurrect the hundreds of slain civilians, ease the pain of survivors or wash away 50 years of regret felt by some of the GIs.† However, widely publicizing the story does in some small way honor those lost that day.†
million South Koreans owe their freedom in no small measure to the
††† I disagree with John Frothingham (Oct. 10 letter) of Tolono.† Unlike him, I believe that most of your readers were interested, and recognized that those were real mothers trying in vain to hide real children from American soldiers, that those were real grandfathers unable to protect their families, that those soldiers were otherwise fine young men engulfed in their own terror committing acts that they would normally find impossible to imagine.†
††† Although Frothingham says he would have given an order to fire that day, I never met a veteran who I think would have.