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A case of thanks, but no thanks

Published: Tue, July 10, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

A case of thanks, but no thanks

Day in and day out I read in the newspaper and hear on the TV people telling veterans to bring in their ID card for a free this or that or be told to bring their ID card to get a discount on something or other.

The problem I have with this is the misinformation that is bring spread here by the news media and the people making these offers. As a former Army veteran, I do not have an ID card, because the Army took it the day I was discharged.

This is the same for all other veterans who did not retire or became disabled or who went into the reserves. I thought I was wrong at first about this, but I have talked to many veterans and they tell me the same thing that on being discharged from the service their ID cards were taken.

It would be nice if someone could get the right information and quit telling veterans to come and get something with their ID cards, which they do not have. Some places now tell veterans to bring in their DD214, but who wants to bring in a form that has information that could be used to steal someone’s identity?

James D. Vaughn II, Youngstown


1HowlandCitizen(34 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

That's terrible. Vets should have some kind of card. Maybe you can bring a copy of that form with all of your important info whited out so your identity can't be stolen?

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2oldskool(97 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Non The Less... Thank You For Serving and Protecting My FREEDOM! or whats left of it

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3zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I wish they scrutinized welfare recipients this harsh. Vets should have a lifetime card issued to them just like a drivers license. There was very little paperwork to get in the military so there should not be any problem after you served your country. if your an illegal alien you get an ID card free of charge no questions asked and benefits!!! What the hell is wrong with this picture?

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