No civilian knows or understands the sacrifice or life of a military member better than a fellow veteran. I have served with and remember some that have served with me in Vietnam and cherish memories. Some did not make it back and others came back affected for life.

Not a day goes by that I do not reflect on my service and wonder how our federal government in all its wisdom can bicker about helping any veteran that has served. I think that without our military and the men/women that serve we would not have a nation, period.

Ronald Verini is a local veterans advocate who writes a weekly column for The Argus Observer. He can be contacted at (541) 889-1978, or 180 W. Idaho Ave., Ontario, OR 97914. The views and opinions expressed in this column do not necessarily represent those of The Argus Observer.

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