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Letter: Veteran medical care

I was on active military duty for more than 20 years. My family received medical support throughout that time. Approximately 80 percent of that service was excellent. In 1988, my wife had life-threatening cancer. We were in fear of losing her. Many friends and relatives prayed for her daily. A military surgeon at Eglin Air Force Base saved her life. She is in her 80s and well today. We remain thankful.

Each week, television news heaps criticism on the Veterans Administration pertaining to their ongoing medical support. Apparently there are thousands of war veterans waiting for support or receiving less than quality care.

For more than 10 years, I have been using the medical service provided by the VA hospital in Shreveport and the clinic in Monroe. The hospital is huge and they see hundreds of patients each day. I have never received better care. The personnel in both facilities are professional and courteous. They have a sincere interest in providing superior care for all patients. I have had four surgeries and the results could not have been better. In my opinion, all of the veterans in our area are fortunate to have excellent medical support provided by the Veterans Administration.

LOU BARBER

Ruston, La.

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