In regard to the letter "A Marine's disrespect for others' rights," (April 3). I would like to say to the writer: If you served in the armed forces, which I don't think you did, were you ever in combat? Do you have any idea what that flag means to a combat Marine or member of any other branch of the service? I don't think so.
I would have done the same thing Brandon Estes did. I am a combat-wounded Vietnam Marine and Purple Heart recipient. And yes, I have the same feelings about our flag and what it stands for. Yes, you do have a right to say or protest because the U.S. armed forces are fighting for your rights to do so. If I had my way, there would be laws for our flag. It's hard to take seeing our flag burning in other countries much less seeing a U.S. citizen disrespect it.
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