From one naval officer to another

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, June 21, 2016

To the editor:

I want to respond to Captain Copelof’s letter (Tryon Daily Bulletin, June 17). Thank you Captain Copelof for your instructive letter. I still take issue with your judgment.

First and foremost, a flag raising ceremony is not a service.

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Second, wearing your uniform at a function sponsored by a political organization is not the right place to wear your uniform. The perception is bad, especially when you are running for office.

So, I say again, Captain, poor judgment. I have spoken to other senior retired military officers and they agree.

~ Paul Sutherland

Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)

Columbus, N.C.