I will say this... in regards to the validity of this post. There has been research done to show this is a true story, and the letter is appropriately credited... ie: it isn't made up. So, in Cole's defense, this is legitimate.http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/tomasyoung.asp
For now, I'll refrain from commenting on the content of the letter, but wanted to at least squash the debate on whether or not it was legitimate.
I have said it before, and I'll say it again... I do NOT trust Veteran's Today as a source... however, this letter is true or rather, it was really written by who they said it was