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Lying in the name of wounded soldiers

October 13, 2003 8:30 AM

Gannett News Service:

Letters from hometown soldiers describing their successes rebuilding Iraq have been appearing in newspapers across the country as U.S. public opinion on the mission sours.

And all the letters are the same.

Pfc. Nick Deaconson first heard of the "letter" when his father congratulated him on getting it published in the local paper. Deaconson is currently in the hospital "recovering from a grenade exploison that left shrapnel in both his legs."

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I have also seen verious versions of this letter floating around the internet. It does not surprise me that people would print them off and mail them in. What is a surprise is that editors have not noticed this earlier.

Mon Oct 13 2003 12:01 PM


It's kind of embarrassing to admit I was once a journalist when you see behavior like this. But DO try and have a happy birthday, anyway, Jim! I hope with all the love in your life, you are feeling blessed. Even with the recall.

Wed Oct 15 2003 12:03 PM

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