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Sir, send me




I''ve heard about your offer of big bucks to all the Taliban terrorist who will switch and join our side in the fight for liberty in Afghanistan. Well I''m not a terrorist but I do want to join the fight and I''ll not ask for a bonus of big bucks to join up. I''m retired from the U.S. Air Force and I proudly volunteer to serve for one year in Afghanistan, back home for six months then another year in either Iraq or Afghanistan. I''ll gladly return to active duty in the Air Force or will go into the Army. I have expert ribbons for shooting the M-16, the 30 cal. carbine and the 38 special. My trigger finger works as good now as it ever has. I''m pretty sure I can operate any vehicle the Army or Air Force has over there and I presently have a class B commercial license with a P endorsement and the air brake qualification. Plus, I have towed several Acft., the KC-135, the B-52 (even loaded with bombs and 250,000 lbs of fuel) , the C-141 and the T-38. I have worked as a mech. and crew chief on all these Acft and as a flight engineer on the C-141. I think I can still do either of these jobs today. Heck, I''d even go back as a C-5 or KC-10 flight engineer . Also, I served as Superintendent of Acft Maint. Quality Control in the 97th Bomb Wing and Maintenance Supervisor in several Organizational Maint. Sqdns. 


Sir, I''m willing to go today, send me. 


Raymond Gross,Columbus



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Article Comment JC commented at 11/3/2009 2:15:00 PM:

Are you sure you sent this letter to the correct address?


Article Comment Melody commented at 11/3/2009 9:14:00 PM:

Way to go Mr. Gross. Obama will not respond because it makes too much sense. I remember Clinton paying off the taliban to keep them quiet till he got out of office. That's where BO got it from.


Article Comment Gogetum commented at 11/4/2009 9:51:00 AM:

Great idea to take vols from the retiree community. Too bad that's not part of Obama's community organization. It does make too much sense for the Obamaworld to even look twice at it. Thank you for your love for our country and for your service. I'd like to go with you , so let us know if you hear back from him. This would be a great way to cut the unemployment lines down and give a real increase in the job numbers to vets. Yeap, that makes too much sense for the O-man to even consider.


Article Comment JC commented at 11/4/2009 9:53:00 AM:

Obama will not respond because it makes too much sense.

Either that, or because he doesn't read the Dispatch.


Article Comment observer2 commented at 11/4/2009 10:54:00 AM:

What a splendid idea, Mr. Gross. And all these jobs for vets would actually happen without a dime increase in the deficit or more bailout or stimulus payback money?? Obama won't go for that, no way!


Article Comment Raymond Gross commented at 11/4/2009 11:41:00 AM:

The heading should read- A letter to Obama. FYI- I sent it to the White House, however, you know how that goes.


Article Comment JC commented at 11/4/2009 12:04:00 PM:

How old are you, Mr. Gross? What's the cutoff age for the Air Force?


Article Comment Melody commented at 11/5/2009 9:54:00 AM:

My goodness, do I detect a hint of age discrimination coming from a die hard liberal?


Article Comment JC commented at 11/5/2009 12:31:00 PM:

No, I think Mr. Gross should be allowed to go, provided he's mentally and physically up to the job.


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