Letters to the Editor

Thanks, but not to all

I want to express my heartfelt thank you to Col. Laura Lenderman, commander of the 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force Base, for her Veteran’s Day message printed in the Belleville News-Democrat’s “Guest Viewpoint.” We need more of her caliber in the military today. Leaders that appreciate the past and lead the future of our military.

Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the commander (colonel) of the 375th Mission Support Group. The commander who suspended me for one year from the base commissary and exchange based on false accusations made to him from the commissary store director.

Over the past eight months I’ve furnished documentation that clearly vindicates me. This director was removed from her civil service position by her agency (DECA) in September for her unethical and illegal behavior.

Calvin Doore, Mascoutah