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Greeting to fellow Boiseans,
By way of introduction, I am Dave Frazier, editor of the BOISEGUARDIAN.COM newsblog.
In the past few days I posted the results of a public records request of Boise City regarding the F-35. I make no claims of being impartial. I oppose basing the noisy fighter at Gowen Field.
However, I do claim to be accurate and factual. I am a Vietnam veteran, have worked for all of the major national news organizations (TIME, NY TIMES, NEWSWEEK, U.S. NEWS) providing both writing and photos. I also support the USA and a strong military defense. Over the years I have traveled officially with the IANG to Alaska, Norway, California and covered other military operations with the USAF in England and Mt. Home.
My opinions are not "misinformation." They are based in logic and sound judgement garnered from 71 years on the planet and nearly 50 years living within earshot of Gowen Field. I was a personal friend of Lt Col Leo Leeburn, the wartime commander at Gowen and even wrote part of his funeral eulogy. Gen. Darrell Manning, a former adjutant of the Idaho Guard wrote the preface to my Vietnam memoir, "DRAFTED! Vietnam at War and at Peace"
While not mentioned specifically, I resent any implication on the part of Kathleen Lacey and those so eager to attract the F-35 that my work and the GUARDIAN promote "erroneous or misinformation." I also have not seen any substantive information that was false or grossly inaccurate from other sources.
Here is a link to the latest GUARDIAN post. It reveals the mayor's staff specifically planned to use each and every one of you as pawns to sway public opinion in favor of the F-35.
Yours for truth and freedom,
DAVID R. FRAZIER
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