Letters: Jan. 26, 2004

Person of the Year

"Too often we take for granted our freedoms and those who serve to protect them. Thank you for recognizing such deserving people." DAVID EADIE Fredericksburg, Va.

I have fond memories of my family's noisy, heated discussions about whom TIME would select as Person of the Year [Dec. 29--Jan. 5]. Whoever guessed right had bragging rights for the next year. I applaud your wonderful choice of the American soldier. These men and women most likely did not expect to go to war when they signed up, yet there they are, day after day, doing their job, fighting for...

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