To the Editor
I am kind of a combat Veteran even though I personally never thought of my self as one. I served during the Vietnam Conflict but my base camp was Uborn Thailand. I did eight convoys as American advisor across Laos, Cambodia into the DMC; twenty-seven trucks and no one else spoke American. I was TAD to posts in “Country” many times to repair gear or other and lived through what ever you call it as the Gooks attacked the wire. I am (just by reference of many back here) a baby killer even though at 17 I looked 10 or 12 just them. I was once, while on convoy taken by the enemy from a friendly village but it does not count because no one was there to witness it. Then again there is no record of my convoys except the pictures that I took. I was a young 17-year-old US Marine under orders not to tell anyone about my missions. I have four disabilities service connected three being combat related. The news media does not believe the voters should get the chance to read my letters to the editor telling them my goals as an elected official.
What I went through not “in country” but back here is why all my life my goal has been to help combat veterans returning. My wife and I purchased eleven-acres of land and donated it to the Veteran Resort-Chapel non-profit registered in NH and we have a 501-c-3. The town of Lee is trying to stop us because in their own words they do not believe “homeless combat veterans belong in their neighborhoods”. I am running for NH State Senate do not the Voters have the right to hear my words. What are we fighting for next stop is Vietnam.
I am running for NH State Senate does the respectable citizens of NH really believe to censor my words it justified by the words Safety of the public.
I may not be a combat Veteran but many Combat Veterans are suffering just because of situations like this. www.veteranresortchapel.com
Peter Macdonald Sgt USMC Semper Fi
465 Packers falls Rd Lee NH 03824 603659-6217