Thanks for showing respect to soldier

To the editor:

As an Australian and a former career soldier, I wish to thank you for the respect that you and your fellow Americans have shown to this unfortunate soul (Paul McKay). My service in Vietnam in support of the Free World Forces was not in vain.

I left that country with a great respect for your armed forces and your people.

God bless America.

David Alderton

Narooma, New South Wales, Australia