As a former captain of Marines and a combat veteran of Afghanistan, I found the headline of the Sept. 4 article about the Minnesota Viking cheerleaders, "Tougher than Marines," to be in poor taste given the number of young men and women we have serving in harm's way at this very moment. Without a doubt, these cheerleaders are very hardworking young women, but our service men and women should garner a little bit more respect.
MIKE SCHROEDER, MINNEAPOLIS
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