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Letter: Headline implies vets are violent

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I find the use of "ex-Marine" in this headline to be in extremely poor taste: "Ex-Marine sought in 2 slayings shot dead" [News, May 24].

I think the reference is used to suggest to readers that his service somehow made him more likely to become a criminal. The writers of these articles are allowing their naive insensitivity to lead to unfair conclusions.

Please realize you berate all veterans, and I am proudly one.

Frank Conroy, Holtsville

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