Letters to the Editor

Mayor's speech was inspirational

I am a member of Auburn's VFW Post 1741, and I read with great interest your story ("'I am not a liar': Pacific mayor defends, proves service record", Auburn Reporter, Feb. 24). It's a compelling story. And I really think Mayor Cy Sun's eloquently delivered speech "shamed" those people who questioned the war medals he earned for his service as a soldier during the Korean War.

"I've been to hell and back." Those are glorious and inspirational words for a well-decorated war hero, like Mayor Sun.

Also, from what I heard, the reason Mr. Cy Sun was elected mayor, despite just being a write-in candidate, was because of "corruption and inefficiency in City Hall," and the people of the small town of Pacific were begging for the much-needed change.

By the way, may I ask if Councilmember Gary Hulsey apologized for questioning the "validity" of Mayor Sun's military background and his war medals? What one has to do to find out the "validity" of Mayor Sun's war records is to pick up the phone or google the Internet. Information such as war records can easily be gathered with little effort. All it takes is a little diligence only, a trait that's obviously lacking with these people who questioned Mayor Sun's war records.

– Jesse Jose

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