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Discounts don't serve veterans.

I am a service-connected disabled veteran of the Gulf War era. I recently noticed there are many corporations claiming military benefits. Recently there was an ad on ESPN during the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, which featured a stock car driver who claimed that a tax return service supports our troops by offering free tax returns to active-duty military. I think the Army provides that service already, and it was just an attempt to garner favor as a supporter of American troops. I recently tried to book a vacation for my daughter and me at a well-known water park chain because they offered a "Heroes discount." When I told them I was a volunteer in the Army and went and served my country, I was told that the discount didn't apply to me and only covered active-duty servicemen and police officers. Why don't veterans organizations collaborate together to expose these companies who are trying to profit off the backs of the hard work of our American veterans?

Jackey Babb, Bonham, Texas
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Author:Babb, Jackey
Publication:DAV Magazine
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Mar 1, 2012
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