LETTER: Veterans getting what they’re entitled

There are always some people trying to get more than they deserve

Dear Editor,

I served 34 years in the Canadian Forces, so believe me, I and all other military members know that there was always a group we deemed “the sick, the lame, and the lazy.” They were the members that were always looking for the easy way out: feigning sicknesses, avoiding duties an deployments, and constantly complaining about anything and everything.

They were, thankfully, a small minority – but they were there.

I have never heard an honourable service member say, “I was willing to die for my country.” That is self-aggrandizement and serves only to play on the emotions of gullible people.

A serviceman is always willing to kill for his country, but while there is always an assumed risk of injury or death, no one is “willing” to die. That is crap!

Today there are some who are attempting to receive allowances and pensions to which they are not entitled.

The Liberal party has fixed the broken Conservative system, but there are some still trying to get more by claiming PTSD,

Every Wounded Warrior undergoes thorough physical and mental examinations, and if you question those who truly deserve full benefits, you will find that they are treated fairly and well.

When our prime ministers sates, “Some are asking for more than we can give,” it is a politically correct statement to someone demanding more than that to which he is entitled.

Perhaps the PM should have said, “Your medical records do not reflect your claimed injuries, and therefore you have no further entitlement.”

But either response generates criticism to Justin Trudeau. He is in a lose-lose situation.

I extend my sincere condolences for the loss of his limb to the corporal who contested PM Trudeau in Edmonton. I understand he is now a political activist, and I wish him well. He is one of many service men and women who have given, to varying degrees, to our great country, and is appreciated by the Liberal government of Canada.

But I am convinced that all service men and women receive the full benefits and pensions to which they are entitled.

Patrick MacDonald, Abbotsford

Just Posted

Taekwondo Festival draws hundreds to Langley Events Centre

Annual event a showcase of Korean martial art skills, culture and music

VIDEO: Bowen Byram named top prospect

Giants defenceman recognized as premier NHL draft pick

Langley golfer James Allenby takes Canada Life Open lead

Shot career-low round at Point Grey Golf & Country Club

Langley Thunder kick off 2019 season with high hopes

Home opener set for Wednesday, May 29 against the Burnaby Lakers.

Langley Home Expo shows off home and yard improvements

The annual event is being held in Brookswood at the George Preston Rec Centre

Police release photos of suspect in daytime sex assault at Vancouver woman’s home

A young woman, in hers 20s, was followed home by the man, before he violently attacked her inside

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen Bhavkiran Dhesi

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say boy, 11, missing for two days found safe

Dominic Mattie was last seen at 5 p.m. in the 13500-block of Gateway Drive in Surrey

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Most Read