If necessary, it would be appropriate for Indiana congressmen from both parties to sponsor “private legislation” honoring him and according the honor of a Purple Heart. Indiana veteran organizations, including the Indianapolis-based American Legion, should join forces and write, call and email members of Congress and the Veterans Administration to ask them to act, and act now.
It has been said before that justice delayed is justice denied. Justice for Charlie has been delayed too long. It should not be delayed any further, and it should not be denied.
Dave Kitchell is a columnist for the Pharos-Tribune. He can be reached at email@example.com.