Opinion: Retired Marine is not a loser or a sucker, says Akwesasne man
To the Editor:
My brother is S/Sgt Daniel William George, a retired US Marine from the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne. He served with the Corps from 1972-1992. He was one of the last Marines assigned to Viet Nam and survived combat during the Gulf War-Desert Storm where his job as a frontline photographer placed him at the highest risk.He was ordered to record the invasion of Iraq by allied forces as well as photographing the petrochemical fires set by Saddam Hussein during his retreat; as such he was witness to the devastation brought upon the Iraqi military by the power of the American army. He has endured grave illnesses caused by his exposure to those infernos.
While current US President Trump may refer to him as a "loser" or a "sucker" he is neither. He is an honored combat veteran held in the highest esteem by the Mohawk people.
His family and community calls upon US Rep. Stefanik to condemn in the harshest words possible the insults Trump has thrown at all veterans including former US Senator John McCain. My brother had the bravery to defend this country-she should have the guts to stand with him and all other vets against an infamous draft dodger.
Should she fail to show this act of moral courage and defend all US military personnel she does not deserve reelection. Her silence in this instance will not be forgotten or forgiven by my family or the people of Akwesasne.