Thanks for saving us from the ‘slime’

Upon reading a kinda scary perspective piece (one) morning in the Washington Post (“How pink slime journalism exploits our faith in local news,” by Ryan Zickgraf, Aug. 12, 2022), I was struck by the immediate feeling that I could trust The Island News — that was a good feeling.

Not sure about other outlets in the area, but have not looked into ownership or looked at where they pick up their “news.” I think you deserve credit for staying pure and uninfected by… ”slime.” So, thanks.

– Tim Dodds, Lady’s Island

Thanks for veterans’ articles

Mr. McCombs, thank you and your columnist, Lt. Col. Larry Dandridge for the weekly articles on veterans’ benefits. They have been beneficial to me and hundreds of other local veterans.

I have also contacted him by phone on the Camp Lejeune water issue. He was most helpful. In the course of our conversation I found that in 1968-69, I had flown with his helicopter company on a number of air assault missions supporting Vietnamese Marines in the Mekong Delta. Small world.

– Carter Swenson, Beaufort

Vets articles helpful even in NC

I am a 20-year veteran and retired back in 1993 after the Gulf War. I have friends in the Charleston, S.C., area that introduced me to The Island News newspaper some years ago.

I have been reading online the The Island News’ articles on veterans’ benefits and have to thank you and your columnist, Larry Dandridge, for the very interesting and educational articles each week.

The last two articles on VA Telehealth are very helpful in explaining how the VA Telehealth program works. Because of the COVID 19 outbreak, I have used the Telehealth program for three VA appointments.

Recently I was awarded 70% disability through the Veterans Administration, and Mr. Dandridge’s article on Combat Related Special Compensation (CRSC) and Concurrent Retirement and Disability Pay (CRDP) were excellent. The articles point us in the right direction to get information and help filing our claims.

Your articles are helping military men and women, veterans, and their families all the way up here in Fayetteville, N.C., and the Fort Bragg area. Just wanted to thank you for supporting us Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen/women, and Coastguardsmen/women and our families.

– Ken Byrd, U.S. Army, Ret.

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