A disrespectful presidential salute [Letter]

September 27, 2014

Once again, the American military has been insulted by a commander-in-chief who has no military experience.

President Barack Obama was getting off Marine One when he was saluted by the Marines and returned that salute with a coffee cup in his hand.

As a Vietnam vet I find that offensive and wonder how our current group of active military and veterans feel about it.

I would rather the president not salute at all rather than do it with such flagrant disrespect. Maybe what we need is a classroom session in military courtesy for our non-military civilian leaders. After all, they should set the example.

Bob Eberwein, Middle River

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