A GI COMPLAINS ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE DISCHARGE BUTTON

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A GI COMPLAINS ABOUT THE VALUE OF THE DISCHARGE BUTTON

Dear YANK:

The purpose of this letter is a protest against the present veterans’ discharge lapel button now being issued, which in my opinion is entirely inadequate. I’m an overseas veteran, having been discharged because of a disability, two months ago. I wear by discharge button, but it has proved of little or no value to me. Few servicemen and practically no civilians even recognize the thing. It is easily mistaken for just another button.

I personally do not expect glorification for my service after having returned to civilian life, but neither do I expect to go into any explanations justifying my reason for being a civilian again. I understand it is proper to wear service ribbons on civilian clothing, but I’m sure, as in my case, this is undesirable to most veterans…

John Osak

-Wyandotte, Mich.

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The Honorable Service Lapel Pin for honorably discharged soldiers

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