Letter - A response to 'straight talk'In response to Mr. Schilling’s “straight talk,” I feel he has left no alternative but to respond.
To the editor:
In response to Mr. Schilling’s “straight talk,” I feel he has left no alternative but to respond.
Mr. Schilling, if you think Vietnam was a cake walk compared to the County Road 55 project, then tell the public why were over 58,000 American troops killed and over 153,000 more wounded, and more still missing in action.
I came home from Vietnam in 1966, and again in 1969, after serving my second tour and not once did anyone spit on me or call me a name. According to the news media things like that did happen, but it never happened in Osakis and I bet it never happened in Todd County.
As far as Mr. Neumann’s military life, he has an honorable discharge, so that puts him in the same boat as you, me and all the other veterans that left the military under honorable conditions.
You said Todd County paid $125,000 plus half of mediation fees, according to file 77-CV-08-755. Then you should know that the taxpayers did not pay this, but an insurance policy that the county purchased paid the settlement.
As far as your request for Mr. Neumann to resign, this request reminds me of a letter Dennis Larson put in the paper before our last election. In fact, most of your letter reminds me of that same letter. There was no resignation then and there should be none now.
Mr. Schilling, if you truly want to know why this road is so darn important to the Osakis area, not just veterans, then I invite you and any other person to come visit me for a short time and I can show you why. I hope you leave with a new point of view.