On two occasions, I’ve had to call on Sen. Susan Collins. The first was to get my husband’s Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam.

I tried for years to get it myself and kept being rejected: records had been borrowed and hadn’t been returned, then records had been burned. Then I was told I would be prosecuted for being a fraud.

I called on Collins and her staff, and they got his Purple Heart. He died 10 months later.

Then, I was denied my widow’s pension.

Her staff counseled me and occasionally called me to see how I was doing. Then, I received a call from her office that my case had been settled, and that I would receive my full year’s compensation.

God bless Sen. Susan Collins and her staff for being true public servants.

Oh, I’m a Democrat.

Glenna RollinsBingham

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.