Regarding “Senior priests discuss joy of their calling,” Dec. 17, Page 22:

Thank you for your article on senior priests and their reflections on ministry. I do need to clarify one point regarding my military service in the Oregon Air National Guard. While many members did deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, I did not. While I am grateful for my three deployments to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Landstuhl, Germany, I am even more grateful for those who served their country in combat zones, especially those who paid the ultimate price.

Fr. Richard Sirianni

Beaverton