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October 23, 2008

Listings of military deaths

The Star has long carried the latest reported deaths from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the front section of the Sunday edition. The names have not been placed prominently, but they have always appeared.

On Oct. 19 the usual listing was there, but in type so small as to be nearly unreadable by anyone of any age. This is a disgraceful show of disrespect.

Surely the one thing about which we can all agree is that it is a tragedy when service members die in an American war. The Star should immediately restore the former manner of listing the deaths.

Jim Abel
Leawood

Comments

kmb

"Surely the one thing about which we can all agree is that it is a tragedy when service members die in an American war."

It is a tragedy when ANYONE dies in ANY war. War is the real tragedy.

repete

Summary of letter: Jim Abel, Leawood, has poor eyesight and enough free time to complain about it.

 
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