Writers always appreciate feedback on their articles, whether pro or con, and I am no exception. It lets us know that someone out there is reading our stuff. In the press of busy lives, however, few people take the time to respond. Here are some recent ones on various subjects: So far I haven't received any irate ones, but when I do I will let you know.

Many thanks for your terrific book review and commentary of FLYBOYS by James Bradley. I have circulated it here in-house and forwarded it on to the author.
All the Best,
Kelly Leonard, Publisher's Promotions

Thank you for publishing this article on your website. The young man, Sgt. Christopher Holmes, is my son. He was sent to Ft. Myer directly out of basic training to the Old Guard Unit and has been proudly serving there for 6 years. Needless to say, I am very proud of him and the fact that he would give his life to guard the Tomb of the Unknowns. This only goes to show the great training these young men have had and how much patriotism has been instilled in them. It's not considered a job to them… it's an honor. Thank you again for letting everyone know that we should be proud of all our servicemen for the wonderful job they are doing for us!
Pat Holmes, Port Arthur, TX.

(Mrs. Holmes: Thank you for your e-mail. I am sure most military people understand and appreciate your son's service, as I do. I am not certain how many civilians know about this particular duty and the high standards it requires. Maybe those who read the article will better appreciate all who serve - whatever and wherever the duty station might be. BV.)

Floyd Sears passed your message to me concerning the ridiculous idea of a retiree political party. I just wanted to tell you that I agree with every word you said. I have said those things myself and it is nice to hear someone of your experience and knowledge state them so eloquently. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
George A. White, Capt USAF-Ret

(Thanks George and to several others who made similar comments. I have not heard anything from the negative side as yet. Maybe they didn't read my article. BV)