The president of the United States, Barrack Obama, has still to comment on Chris Kyle’s death. He had a great opportunity during his State Of The Union address Tuesday nite the 12th, following Kyle’s burial earlier that day, to pay tribute with a gesture of some sort to someone who sacrificed so much to save so many. What a friend to someone who saved so many soldier’s lives.
It didn’t take long, the next day in fact, Feb. 12, 2012, for Obama to make a statement on the death of a drug addict, Whitney Houston, and honor the request for flags to fly half staff across the country. Perry was right behind. What a choice! Drug addict versus military hero.
I have spent the better part of two days calling Rick Perry’s office, 512-463-1826, and getting the real run around. Each person I spoke to, I identified myself, asked the questions I needed answered, and explained I would be sending “Letters To The Editor” regarding my concerns to more than 42 newspapers throughout the U.S. I also went to www.governor.state.tx.us/contact/ and filled out the form with my info and comments. The only words uttered from Perry’s office were, “Kyle was not an active duty military person” or “someone will get back to you.” I guess you know what I know – nothing.
When Chris Kyle died, he was doing what his heart felt good about. He was helping a veteran with severe PTSD. Kyle has a foundation called FITCO CARES (www.fitcocares.org) a non-profit organization Kyle started to help wounded veterans by providing them in-home fitness equipment.
Plans are now under way to expand the foundation’s efforts to help veterans with PTSD. Show Chris Kyle who his friends really are and help with his foundation.
God Bless our military, veterans, and their families.
Jim Vines, Mineral Wells