LETTER: Students behind cotton ball incident shouldn't serve in Navy

Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 4:31 p.m. CST; updated 1:25 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Even if the ROTC students involved in the cotton ball incident get a break from MU and are allowed to remain on campus, they will have the Navy to deal with. These students are on scholarships to educate them prior to being admitted to Officer Candidate School. Having a sister who is a commander in the Navy — specializing in personnel administration — I have been told these students will more than likely lose all their scholarship support from the Navy and will never become officers. This incident was detected immediately by the Naval command in Washington, D.C. and at the Great Lakes Naval Base in Waukegan, Ill.

Personally, I hope these kids are allowed to remain at MU and have to suffer and find a way to come up with the tuition money they have squandered with their unconscionable behavior. Personally, I hope they won’t be in our armed forces in the future.


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lacinda florez March 12, 2010 | 12:40 p.m.

Racism unfortunately is everywhere. People tend to act like it's not a problem now days, however it still exhists.

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