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In his nice piece on the Soldiers’ Home (“The Coldest War,” 4/2), Eddie Dean got some history wrong: The Japanese bombed battleships at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Luckily, the aircraft carriers were not there. Otherwise, there would not have been a Battle of Midway in June 1942—when the U.S. Navy sank four Japanese carriers. And, please, the men who fought in World War II were not “human fodder.” They were defenders of civilization.

Bethesda, Md.

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