I hope the 133rd Engineer Battalion will remain in Maine and not be swapped for out-of-state infantry soldiers.

Seems no one is real sure who’s in charge of the Maine National Guard: the governor, the general or the higher-ups. I hope it’s the governor because the people can be in charge of him by voting.

The governor and his general say that we have too many engineers and need infantry.

Picture, if you will, a huge storm striking Maine, flooding cities and halting commerce.

Would it be better to have engineers with trucks, ‘dozers, etc., helping avoid disaster, or to have the governor give the order to the general to shoot looters on sight?

Joseph Hanley