I am writing to express my concern over the Jan. 21 article about the possibility of Fort Gordon being on the list of military bases to be closed in 2005 ("Chambliss warns of base closures," Metro). Freshman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was elected to represent our area, and it sounds as though he has given up without a fight.
A couple of questions immediately come to mind: What will happen to the new school taxpayers recently built on post? What will happen to all the retirees who moved to this area to be near Eisenhower Army Medical Center?
If, as the article indicated, some bases are closed and their operations combined, would not a military hospital be needed? Would it not make much more sense for the other base operations to be moved here where there already is a state-of-the-art hospital (and new school) instead of spending more taxpayer money to upgrade the other bases?
Oh, that's right - this is a government operation. Good sense is not involved.
Heaven help us if Sen. Chambliss isn't any more concerned about this area than he appeared to be from the quotes in that article.
Bobbie H. Wimpy, Wrens, Ga.