To the Times of Ti:
There is a saying in the military,when someone calls you a POG — pronounced “POOG” — it means “person other than grunt.” A grunt can take anything.
The local volunteer fire department companies, EMS, sheriff’s department, state police and National Guard along with the countless local organizations, too many to mention in this letter, went downstate into a war zone (to assist with Hurricane Sandy recovery). I witnessed the destruction first hand.
In this writer’s opinion without question you are all grunts, and please take that word as the highest compliment a soldier can bestow on a fellow warrior. You know who you are.
I would also like to thank the local trucking companies who without any compensation in this economy, with the price of gas and tolls donated their time, equipment, manpower, compassion and energy for bringing vital supplies to people who had nothing.
Thank you all for your service to our country.
Harold Kelly, Durham