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Shopping on base: What about veterans’ widows?

Dear Editor:

I read with great interest the Tom Philpott article Monday about allowing more shoppers in commissaries. This is long past due.

But what about the widows of veterans?

It has long been a bone of contention that when my husband was still alive we were not allowed that privilege.  He was regular navy before World War II.  He was stationed aboard the USS Nevada at Pearl Harbor. He then served in both the South Pacific and North Sea. 

He received a medical discharge due to a fractured skull, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart. He was initially awarded a 50 percent disability which over the years was reduced to 10 percent.  


Frances Thomsen


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