Defining a soldier as 'lowly'
"A lowly corporal"? I started to read Paul Duggan's article on the burial of Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last U.S. veteran of World War I to die, and I was turned off by those first three words in the article. Rank is rank, and to refer to Frank Buckles as a "lowly corporal" was a direct insult to a soldier who risked his life so Duggan could write his article.
I am writing as the wife of a retired U.S. Marine who served in Korea and Vietnam. I won't tell you his rank.
Mary D. Battista, Triangle