February 6, 1992
The Honorable Senator Strom ThurmondU.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Senator Thurmond:
I understand and applaud your efforts to support chiropractic in the uniformed services.I have served my country for 17 years as a nurse corp officer, eight years active and nine years reserve. Most recently I was a troop commander of a mobile air staging facility, 32 AEG Lackland AFB, Texas, 1611 AES deployed for three months in Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia. While there, I provided chiropractic services to 20-40 fellow reservists a day and can relate firsthand the benefits of chiropractic care in a wartime environment without conjecture or supposition regarding the effectiveness of chiropractic as is so commonly done by the detractors of chiropractic in and out of the military. I believe I am in a unique position as a senior military officer and a very successful and highly educated chiropractor to relate a keen insight with both chiropractic and the military environment in both peace and war. I will be happy to appear before Congress to testify in any effort to pass bill S.68 or similar legislation.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
R. Jay Wipf, R.N., B.S., D.C.
Major, USAFR, NC