This is what a USMA ’80 graduate sent to that school board:
To Whom it May Concern:
I cannot find the words to express how disgusted I am with your teacher Gregory Salcido. What he said about our military is 100% inaccurate, and one of the most vile things I have ever heard uttered in a classroom. He would not have this freedom of speech without our military, and ONLY our military. He has NO business forcing his hateful, warped opinion on these young Americans. He is there to teach facts, not opine. Would you allow a teacher to orate about illegal immigrants, or the threat from Muslims? Gregory Salcido clearly does not understand why he is there. He is doing a lot of harm, and therefore should be fired.
Please consider having a school assembly with a panel of military guest speakers to try to undo some of the damage he has done. I can give you some suggestions if you need them. My West Point classmate, who was in charge of the entire US Army in Europe. He’s not the lowest of the low. Or my classmate who is in charge of all the training in the Army, a four-star general. Or the one who is in charge of all our Special Forces, another 4 star general. Or my son, an Army Ranger and scuba diver, 21st in his class at West Point. Pretty smart young man. Or my son-in-law, who teaches electrical engineering at West Point, with a masters in electrical engineering. Or any intelligence soldier, Cyber Warfare soldier, Army Ranger, communications expert, engineer soldier, Navy Seal, etc, etc, etc. In fact, choose anyone. They will shame this so-called teacher.
This is your chance to undo some of the horrific damage being done to young Americans in our public schools. How dare you allow someone like this under your roof.
I have a couple more potential speakers for you: my classmate who is in charge of the Wounded Warrior Project, and my classmate Jeff Williams, an astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station.
By the way, do you tolerate the language this “teacher” uses in the classroom? Swearing and name-calling? He is clearly full of hate and is spewing it all over your students. And you can’t hide it, condone it, nor tolerate it anymore.
Name Withheld by Request
West Point Class of 1980