Speaking as a veteran who served for eight years as a Naval Reserve Officer, five in World War II and three more during the Korean Conflict, it was with tears in my eyes that I read The Sun's article, "VA falls short on helping veterans," (Jan. 27) as I sadly realized that I could have just as easily been a member of this group.

In order to lend a helping hand to this national endeavor, a couple of years ago I signed up with the Wounded Warriors Project whose headquarters is located in Topeka, Kansas in order to make a monthly contribution to this worthy cause. Since then, I have received requests for contributions for the same purpose from Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

It appears to me that in order to efficiently utilize these various requests that serious consideration be given to establishing a national organization to properly handle the details in caring for these wounded military personnel to whom we owe such a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for serving as our earlier protectors.

Since it is quite evident the Wounded Warriors Project is so well organized and handles its duties so efficiently, I strongly recommend that they take the bull by the horns and assume the responsibilities for fulfilling this glorious need in order that all citizens of the United States will have the opportunity to respond in kind.

Blessed be the tie that binds!

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson

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