Editor:

This letter is long overdue, but I felt I needed to speak up, even if it is a little late.

With all the negative criticism being circulated about the horrible treatment of veterans nationwide by the VA, (and I am not indicating that this has not happened in many cases).

I just had to write in defense of our local VA Clinic here in Farmington. In the years that my husband (who was a Korean Veteran -- thankfully he came home safely) was getting treatment for various serious ailments, the nurses and doctors were very quick to work him in for an appointment. At times, they even made time to see him almost immediately in emergency situations, if I took him in without calling.

I realize this facility has not got nearly the patients that the larger ones have, but I have nothing but praise and thanks for the whole staff for their genuine concern and help. They were a great comfort to me.


DORSA MARTIN

Bloomfield