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Gears turn slowly

December 12, 2012
The Mining Journal

To the Journal editor:

There is a story in the news of a 92- year-old veteran who served his country well and went above and beyond what few have accomplished. Twenty-seven months in a German prison for starters.

William Poulauf from Harrison Township, Mich., has recently received his much deserved overdue medals for his past military service. Seems he was lost in the slow gears of the bureaucratic shuffle of our government. Really, I find that hard to believe.

Strange though, when a congressman or senator has a cousin, twice removed on his wife's side who needs a job pushing a mop or opening the doors for the mucky mucks while garnishing say $60,000 a year, they can get them in before they get a chance to purchase their uniform for their new job after they have already retired from something else. But that is another story.

But poor Bill on the other hand has waited 60 years to get this straightened out. I have read many stories similar to this debacle and maybe there is a lot more to what I perceive but when it comes down to favors, laser speed should be applied.

Politicians, when a situation like this comes down the pike, feign it like it was one of your pseudo relatives and respect their honor which they deserve.

Sonny Guizzetti




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