I’m finally learning something about writing blogs, one should try to hold blog to a length the will hold the attention span of the reader. Therefore, this chapter will be much shorter and simply comments and a copy of a letter e-mail to the Arizona American Legion. Sean Collins has started pacing signs on to his campaign signs that simply “Military Hero”. It is a misleading and incorrect statement that leads one to believe that he was actually a military hero. In truth he was given the local award by the local Red Cross for pulling someone out of a wrecked car. Because he was in the military at the time they classified him as a military hero (local). Now he is trying to use it to mislead the general public.
Attached is the letter I sent to the American Legion, the next letter goes to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Remember this when you go to the polls to vote.
Mailed to American Legion on 8/19
To whom it may concern:
Pima County has a candidate for Board of Supervisors, District 4, by the name of Sean Collins. He has made it a very large issue in his campaign and on his website that he was the “Military Hero of the Year”. Initially, that was his posted statement until I challenged him on it. Now he has changed it to read “Southern Arizona Red Cross Military Hero of the Year!” When you drive through Tucson you will see Sean Collins election signs that have a large yellow sticker attached that says “Military Hero”. I still find this very misleading to the general public.
This is a very personal issue to me: that a man would attempt to use a civilian award as a misleading comment, making one think he was a military hero
I am requesting that the Arizona American Legion governing body contact Sean Collins and express displeasure with his statement used in this campaign. It makes it appear from an initial reading that Sean Collins was a military combat hero.
I am also requesting that a letter be generated to all of the American Legion Posts in Pima County relating your decision in response to this complaint. I am sure there are many folks at the VA hospitals who would agree with me. At the moment I am attempting to obtain the e-mail address of the commanders of the Pima County, Arizona posts in an attempt to send my complaint to them. I am requesting that you do the same. I appreciate your attention in this matter.
member American Legion Post 109