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Letter: Capito needs to help free reservist


Letter to editor

I express concern about the United States treatment, or lack thereof, of Marine Reservist Andrew Tahmooressi. The combat veteran is stuck in a Mexican prison because he inadvertantly took a wrong turn and drove into Mexico carring three U.S.-registered firearms -- all of which are legal in the U.S.

Veterans across the country are angry at the lack of action to free Tahmooressi while the Obama administration welcomes a deserter back to the United States in exchange for five terrorists.

Meanwhile, our own U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito has not voiced her outrage with our GI in a Mexican prison. She should get involved and push the Obama administration to take action.

As a registered Republican and a Vietnam combat veteran, I don’t want to receive any more fundraising letters from Ms. Capito unless she steps forward and voices her outrage to the president.

Joe Keene

South Charleston

Keene served in the 1rst Air Cavalry of the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971.

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