I recently read with disgust about the experience of Rollins Edwards during his military service in World War II. The fact that even after his plight became public the government felt that it was adequate compensation to award him a disability pension of around $3,000 per month, with no recognition of the fact he received nothing prior to 1993 when the government finally declassified documents acknowledging these “experiments,” only makes the entire episode that much more despicable.

Memo to President Obama: Since our Congress can’t seem to find an appropriate remedy for Mr. Edwards or any of his fellow military comrades who suffered the same indignities, why don’t you use your position to issue an executive order for something apolitical for a change and compensate these veterans appropriately.

Jeff Weiner

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