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Stratford Press - 2021-05-05

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Thanks for service

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I was astounded to read “vets proud to wear medals on Anzac Day” that not all military service makes one a veteran according to the Government. How unfair. I would think anyone who willingly gave years of their life to wear a uniform, defend their country if the need arose and trained in matters of war would be eligible. Why on earth must they have to have experienced an actual battle — surely willingness to be in one is enough? Such a shame and I commend Mr Tutauha for fighting for his and other veterans’ rights. A Caufield

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