My husband was a real hero

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On May 5 this year I duly did my civic duty by voting in the council elections. As I am tired of party politics I voted for the two Independent candidates in my area. One of them was John Andrews.

Had I known then what I know now, I would not have put my cross beside his name.

I thank God he was not elected. I found his poisonous puerile drivel in last week’s Journal utterly disgusting. Yes, we know the last Iraq war was illegal but I am very proud of our armed forces.

Every man and woman who puts on that uniform knows that they may be called upon to risk their lives. Many have lost their lives, may God rest their heroic souls. There have been some incredible acts of valour by these ‘children’ to save the lives of their comrades.

Yes, Mr Andrews, my husband was one of the heroes and he was far more of a hero than you will ever be.

Joan McDaniel

Gonerby Hill Foot