Re­name it for a hero

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - VOICES -

I, for one, would like to see the Lit­tle Rock air­port re­named. It would be an honor for it to be re­named the Car­los Hath­cock Na­tional.

In my hum­ble opin­ion, there has never been a greater hero than Car­los. He was a ded­i­cated Ma­rine who served in Viet­nam and put his coun­try above all and made a sac­ri­fice he paid for the rest of his life when he res­cued his fel­low sol­diers from the burn­ing ar­mored per­son­nel car­rier they were in when it got hit by an RPG.

When we re­turned home from Viet­nam we were treated as de­spi­ca­bly as a soldier could be, so this would be quite an honor for us all. Of course there are prob­a­bly many peo­ple who will say it shouldn’t be named for a war hero, but to me, it’s cur­rently named for a cow­ard who re­fused to an­swer his coun­try’s call. Re­nam­ing it for Car­los would be el­e­vat­ing it to a much higher stan­dard. PHILLIP M. FREEMAN

Ben­ton

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