Keep fighting for return of POW-MIAs
What a relief it was to see Claudia Hoerig finally brought back to the United States to stand trial for the murder of her husband, Maj. Karl Hoerig. The efforts of the U.S. government, our local congressman and the relentless pursuit of prosecuting attorney Dennis Watkins finally brought an end to the over 10-year battle to bring Claudia to justice.
But what of another long-term battle for justice, much longer than the time spent on Claudia, spanning some 50 years back to the Vietnam War? What of the POW-MIAs that are still held prisoner in the Golden Triangle, mainly Vietnam. Does their cry for justice not count?
Our country should put as much effort into bringing closure to there families as it did for Maj Hoerig.
Claudia Hoerig did nothing for this country, but the 58,000 names on the Vietnam Memorial gave their all.
We must never forget those who were left behind; they are gone but not forgotten.