To Mr. Brokaw: You don’t get the usual greeting of Dear sir, as you don’t deserve it for the way you omitted the most important and maligned outfit of World War II on your program the other night.
The U.S. Merchant Marine who had the highest losses of any outfit in WWII. Can’t say service as the VFW won’t recognize us as a branch of the services.
One in every 26 Merchant Seaman were lost in WWII. Many in the VFW may have been overseas but not in harm’s way, but a U.S. Merchant Seaman was in harm’s way as soon as his ship left port.