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July 21: Letters to the Editor

Expensive Editor,

Not too long ago a Vietnam Veteran handed away right here in our city of Hawthorne. His title was Stephen Louis Gothman and he was an superior man. Resulting from incomplete analysis of his document, the demise certificates was marked no, on ever within the U.S. Armed Forces. Resulting from this error this man’s stays are unable to be positioned within the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley. And when questioned about correcting this error. I used to be knowledgeable that it could price some huge cash and take 6 months to a 12 months to take action. As this error was made by the particular person liable for certifying the demise certificates, why ought to anybody else be liable for this error?

This gentleman, Stephen, who handed away has already been sitting a month and 6 month to a 12 months is an unacceptable period of time to attend to be laid to relaxation, I really consider anyway.

Since we’re having nice problem in finding certified subsequent of kin, it solely exacerbates this whole state of affairs!

We really feel that an ideal disservice of incompetence standing of legislation, and denied his rightful honor as a served his Nation and his fellow Veteran.

However we’re discovering out our recognition and devotion to all who paperwork and inconvenience.

Now doesn’t this infuriate you? As a result of it certain the Hell infuriates me, and I’ll proceed kicking up mud till Stephen is in his ultimate resting place.

And to anybody who doesn’t have your affairs so as, I counsel you accomplish that instantly, as a result of there is no such thing as a compassion or empathy, it’s a tough state of affairs to be in for certain.

Thanks a lot for listening and please say a prayer for Stephen!

Tricia Lucas
Hawthorne

Expensive Editor,

The time has come for me to step again as a Volunteer Driver for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program and the Disabled American Veterans program. My very own medical situation has reached a degree the place it’d impose a legal responsibility on each organizations.

For the previous eleven years I’ve had the glory of serving a few of the most weak in Mineral County. Throughout the first 15 months of COVID restrictions I drove Mineral County residents to medical appointments 150 instances. Did I’ve to get the photographs? Sure, however no matter issues in regards to the security of these photographs, the wants of these in want was extra necessary to me.

After a quick respite, I will probably be taking a look at different methods to serve. In the meantime, drivers are wanted. We have now a small group of devoted individuals. Far too small. Many of the drivers usually are not assured to drive to Reno or Carson Metropolis. Employed individuals might need to take time from work to drive their family members to docs.

Thanks, MJ, coordinator of each applications, for placing up with me for thus lengthy. God Bless America.

Charlie Morris
Walker Lake

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