Editor:

I can speak for no one except myself: however, I have had a great deal of treatment from the VA.

I am a 100-percent connected disabled veteran. I served in Vietnam in the U.S. Marine Corps, as a field radio operator on a forward observation team assigned to Bravo Company, 7th MAR Regiment, 1st MAR Division, during 1967 and 1968. Our Navy corpsmen were excellent.

I had my first contact with VAMC in Albuquerque in 1969 and this year is the 45th year that I have been treated by them. While I have had to wait for short periods to get appointments, never was I not given an appointment. I have had operations from my toes to my head and my treatment by the doctors, nurses and staff has been excellent.

I agree that if even "one" veteran has been abused by the system-that is too many! I do feel that you would find that many more of us say, "God bless the VA medical system." Our clinic here with Dr. Lanzi, Sharon, Kathy, Rachel, Marie and the rest of the staff are top notch.

I have also been treated at Mountain Home in Johnson City, Tenn., the VA Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, Tinker Air Force Base Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the VA hospital in San Diego, Calif., as an out of state veteran and had been treated nothing but great.

I have no idea what the investigation team uncovered with their witch hunt in Albuquerque; however, let us pray that our medical team stays to take care of us.

 

EUGENE C. GEORGE JR.

Farmington