I write to you tonight with extreme concern about a statement made by you during the Fox News debate on March 3, 2016:
"They won't refuse. They are not going to refuse me."
Really Mr. Trump?!? Someone in your campaign needs to help you brush you up on some military protocol. You see, I am an Army veteran, and I come from a long line of family members who were also service members. If you were to give me an order to target civilians, I would disobey that order! You sir, are wrong when you imply that just because you give an order, means that it will automatically be followed.
When a person enlists in the military, they are given a book from the training command of their particular branch, and since you say you want to be Commander-In-Chief, you should probably read up on what makes a service member tick. Read Army TRADOC P600-4 Chapter 2-6. Army Values. Read subsections E and F in regards to how service members are to conduct themselves: http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/pams/p600-4.pdf.
It speaks of honor and integrity. Honor, and integrity!!!
Audie Murphy, Gary Gordon, Randall Shughart, Florent Groberg, and Edward Byers Jr. all received the Medal of Honor. Have you ever heard of a Medal of Honor recipient receiving their award because they kill a house full of unarmed civilians, or because they targeted the family of a terrorist? No? That's because they would be behind bars instead!
The targeting of civilians is a no-no Mr. Trump. Your blustering about what you would command our military to do, will not translate into actionable orders. You cannot walk around and command Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and our Coast Guard, to willfully kill the family members of terrorists. You may think it sounds good with your followers, but IT IS NOT! You would be putting the morals of our military in jeopardy with this type of showing off for the cameras.
Our military members are a proud and honorable group of men and women! Men and women who are willing to give their all! We are not a bunch of mindless drones, that cannot think for ourselves! If you are elected to the presidency, you will have a moral obligation to protect their integrity, the code of conduct, and their moral compass!
They deserve nothing less!!!
Sincerely from a very angry,
Mrs. Danielle D. Hollars
U.S. Army veteran
I am a proud wife to my husband Anthony, and proud mama of six wonderful children, Déna, Brandon, Renee, Sarah, Damian, Naomi, and our unborn baby in Heaven . Tony and I celebrated our 13th year of marriage on Oct. 12th, 2015! (Man these years are going by fast). God willing we'll have many, many more great years together!
I am a veteran of the United States Army (HOOAH!!!). I spent four years on active duty before my medical discharge. I'm definitely an Army brat, and was the fourth generation in my family to serve in the Army. It was a great experience and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I am a devout Catholic, a political junkie, and I am passionate about leaving a country for my children to respect, that have the utmost pride for!