City Councilor Kevin Coughlin has proposed that Quincy follow the steps of neighboring Braintree which in September began offering a first-of-its-kind property tax break to citizen soldiers. Coughlin said Quincy's ordinance would essentially mirror the one passed by Braintree. National Guard members and Military reservists posted to Iraq, Afghanistan and other overseas hot spots would get a pass on their property tax bills while they are on active duty. To qualify troops would have to earn less in the military than they did in their civilian jobs. The tax break could be applied retroactively for service since fiscal 2002. This is a grea idea. Hopefully additional towns will follow the Braintree lead.