A Texas man is upset after he received a letter of condolence from President Barack Obama following the passing of his son, a Marine. Tom Logan of Willis, Texas, received a form letter signed by the President. Logan expected more.
“You can’t send another letter,” Logan said. “You can’t make it right.”
The same letter has been sent to other families. The name, rank and service branch of the fallen soldier is changed.
University of Houston Professor and Historian Nancy Beck Young told Click2Houston.com that each President has approached the task differently.
“I would agree, this is a personal sacrifice and an impersonal condolence,” Young noted.
Young said that former President George W. Bush wrote handwritten letters at times.
“Where are the representatives of our government? Where is the honor and the respect that all of these soldiers deserve?” Logan asked.
The White House has not responded to the complaint.
Logan’s son, Cpl. Joseph D. Logan, was killed on Jan. 19 in a helicopter crash.