Letter: DOD should take care of wounded warriors

The First Lady of the Marine Corps, Bonnie Amos, center, greets a wounded warrior. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans HQMC Combat Camera/Released)

The First Lady of the Marine Corps, Bonnie Amos, center, greets a wounded warrior. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans HQMC Combat Camera/Released)

Recently, The Palm Beach Post, delivered to our house, included a letter appealing for support for the Wounded Warriors Project. I don’t understand why our U.S. Defense Department doesn’t take care of our wounded warriors.

Our national defense budget is more than $600 billion. What kind of great nation, with so much money to spend on its military, would not take care of its wounded warriors — but would rather depend on the voluntary contributions of its citizens, whose taxes already support our vast military expenditures?

GEORGE K. ROBB, PALM BEACH GARDENS