I am someone Henry C. Dillenbeck might consider to be one of those pseudo-patriots he spoke about in his letter on Aug. 12.

I served my country, as did many pseudo-patriots, in Vietnam. I saw many pseudo-patriots, who actually believed in the Constitution and what it stands for, die for this country.

Dillenbeck dishonored the many veterans who have fought and died by calling them pseudo-patriots. I am a patriot, a patriot who served my country with honor as did many of my fellow soldiers and as are many who are serving now.

The Second Amendment gives the people the right to defend themselves.

Gary Kitchen

Oakland

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