To the Editor:

Regarding the recent exchange be tween Mr. Perry Green and Hal DeBona: Has it occurred to anyone that when the chips were down and Mr. Cheney finally found himself armed (with a shotgun) he couldn't even hit the side of a quail in harm's way? Perhaps it's just as well that he never served in the armed forces, regardless of the statement he made to Washington Post writer (George Wilson) in 1989, which Mr. Green oddly does not mention in his letter, "I had other priorities in the '60s than military service."

Phil Jordan

East Arlington