[corresponds to page 1 of John Glenn Gold Star Mother Speech]
H.M. Rebuttal [underlined]
"Never held job in my life"
- 23 yrs. - 2 Wars. - 149 mission - plane
12 AA [underlined]
- Space - life on line - not 9-5 job
daily [in brackets] time off to take the
cash receipts to the bank [end brackets]
[crossed out] Go VA hospit - eye - not a job
Go any vet proud serve country - eye - not a job
Go any Gold Star mother - eye - son " " "
[crossed out] Space - Go Ed White, Gus Grissom, Roger
children - eye - not a job.
more dead friends than like to remember
Memorial Day - go w/ me Arlington Cemetery
- look flags - and you think
- and you tell me they did not
"have a job"
I tell you H. M. - should be on knees
every day - thank God [written above] there were some [end above] men who
[underlined] "held a job" [end underline] - required dedic to
purpose, love of country, dedication
duty that was more important than
life itself / and their self sacrifice
is what has made this nation
possible. [underlined] I've held a job.[end underlined]