To the Editor:
As a Vietnam veteran, I was indeed puzzled by Donald Trump’s heavy support from veterans and their families. After all, the belittling of John McCain’s P.O.W. ordeal, the disparagement of the Khan family (whose son was killed in combat), the “heel spur” exemption from the draft and the puerile acceptance of a Purple Heart medal as a gift from a veteran: Were these not enough to rankle others like me who served in combat?
Since the election, I have been searching for answers. J. D. Vance (“Why Trump Won the Troops,” Op-Ed, Nov. 25) provides many cogent demographic explanations. There may be others, like a reluctance to accept a woman, Hillary Clinton, as commander in chief.
This has sure been a lesson to me.
FRANK J. SCARPA
Note from KBJ: It's pretty simple, Frank: Trump, like most veterans, loves his country and wants to make it great again. Name one Democrat of whom this can be said. By the way, the first female president will be a Republican, so stop with the sexism bullshit.