To the Editors:
In 1962, I was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army when a confrontation with the Soviet Union arose; they were installing missiles in Cuba that, if fired, could reach most of the USA. I was given an extension of one year and my unit was packed up and prepared for deployment to Europe. Our President, John F. Kennedy, a war hero, stood up to the bullying attempt by Nikita Khrushchev and the USSR and after several tense weeks an agreement was reached to remove the missiles. I have always had the utmost respect for JFK for the actions he took to protect the USA.