Letters to the Editor

Heroism of TV anchor overblown

WTVQ news anchor Doug High in his headshot from the station, left, and on duty in Afghanistan, right.
WTVQ news anchor Doug High in his headshot from the station, left, and on duty in Afghanistan, right. WTVQ/Facebook

At first scan, the article on WTVQ anchor Doug High looked promising. However, after reading it, I became upset and embarrassed for both the writer and High. I do admire him for enlisting in the Navy Reserves after 9/11, and I thank him for his service to our country.

What disappointed me was that his described duties amounted to being a public-relations desk jockey exposed to minimal hazards. OK, a bomb exploded a half mile away that was “believed” to be intended for his compound. Wow.

He was an officer assigned to a public-relations billet. The fact that he received several medals for being there does not make him a hero. He probably performed his duties well, but just thank him for that and don't inflate his contribution and ego.

This may fall short of an actual act of stolen valor, but it is reaching for the line.

John Thompson

Louisville

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