Here is the email that I sent (with profanity edited out):
How did you not get included in Al Franken's latest book, you pile of [crap]? You are an oxygen thief. Stop it. Stop stealing oxygen from those of us who are worthy of breathing it. You are not worthy. Choke yourself. You took an important step towards redemption when you admitted, for the record, that you lied when you made your ridiculous and obviously bogus claim to being a person with the [fortitude] to be a Ranger. Complete this redemption by choking yourself, so that the remainder of the human race is not disgraced by your existence in this planet.
Please do not get confused. By "redemption" I do not mean YOUR redemption. I mean OUR redemption, in that we can now stick your ridiculous claims in the faces of the buffoons who bought your book - and now they can no longer deny the truth, because your mea culpa is now part of the public record.
Some of us serve our nation, in uniform (I mean for real, not just in our imaginations), so that the rest of the nation can live free from coercion. It is not your type that we serve intentionally - you are just an unintended beneficiary. If there is another terror attack in this country, I hope that you are one of the victims. What sweet poetic justice that would be.
And here is his response:
1. the act of redeeming or the state of being redeemed; salvation, grace
2. a repossession or repurchase, as of something pawned, mortgaged, or pledged against a debt.
3. a release or rescue, as from bondage or sin; salvation
4. the exchange or conversion, as of coupons for goods or securities into cash.
Thanks for writing, it's always nice to hear from fans.
For your information, I didn't continue on in ROTC and get my commission because I snapped a tendon during Jump School after Advanced Camp the summer before my Senior Year. To this day I can't run fast and my leg hurts on cold days. It's not that I didn't WANT to do it, it's that I COULDN'T do it. That doesn't forgive what I did, but maybe it gives you a little clearer picture of my commitment to this country.
I'm not sure how he envisions his committment to this country. I did not snap my tendon in jump school, though I did break a bone in my foot during ground week and continue training to graduate. But, even if I had suffered a career-ending injury, I doubt that I would have responded by providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
For your information, I didn't continue on in ROTC and get my commission because I snapped a tendon during Jump School after Advanced Camp the summer before my Senior Year.
That sounds a bit suspicious to me. IIRC, to get into advanced ROTC (junior and senior years), you had to sign an enlistment contract. This fact should have turned up in the FOIA requests.