As the brigade commander during the Ripcord siege, I was at the firebase when Bob Kalsu and David Johnson were killed. Kalsu and Johnson served their country with honor, dignity and dedication in an unpopular war. I hope your readers will be interested to learn the many stories of selfless service, sacrifice and suffering of the more than 350 individuals detailed in Ripcord: Screaming Eagles under Siege, Vietnam 1970 by Keith Nolan.
Ben L. Harrison
Major General, U.S. Army (ret.)
Under a Magic Spell
Magic Johnson is to be commended for his desire to succeed outside of basketball. He should be emulated more often by today's pro athletes.
Mark Favasuli, Harrisburg, Pa.