Letters to the Editor

The Struggle Faced by Many Veterans

Dear Editor: The Tablet (Nov. 9) has several articles dealing with veterans and the country’s collective debt to them. According to Pentagon and House Committee on Oversight and Reform data, our debt is huge. More than 45,000 veterans and active-duty military — averaging 20 deaths a day — have killed themselves in the past six years.

For many years, the Catholic Peace Fellowship has offered counseling for military personnel and support in seeking conscientious objector status. Currently the Vatican-sponsored Catholic Nonviolence Initiative is rethinking just war theory with the goal of elucidating a problem-solving process leading to just peace.

James Ronald Kelly

Bay Ridge