Another casualty of feel good war

Published: Tuesday, May. 6, 2014 - 11:05 am
Last Modified: Thursday, May. 8, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Re "911 call and photos released in vet's death" (Page A1, May 6): Whether or not Parminder Singh Shergill actually brandished a knife when he was shot by Lodi police, we do know he was mentally ill. We also know his illness was a direct result of his service in the 1990-91 Gulf War.

He and thousands of others were sent off with drums and cheers, only to be forgotten once the great victory had been achieved. Since then, he caused great grief to his family and community, before the authorities felt the need to cut him down.

America felt so good, sending kids into that war. A generation later, the casualties are still emerging, painfully. They don't go away, do they?

-- Gregg Matson, Elk Grove

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