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    Shocked by the ‘Valor Act’

    As a US military veteran having served my country, I was shocked to read your Dec. 30 article “Charges erased by veterans’ ‘Valor Act,’ ” Page A1). While big-name celebrities are vilified, justifiably, for sexual harassment charges, charges of assault and even strangulation by military veterans in Massachusetts can be dismissed. Does the Valor Act apply to all military personnel or only to veterans? And why should veterans such as me have the privilege of committing, and being excused of, the crimes that others must face criminal charges for?

    David Rothauser

    Chestnut Hill