Col Hackworth Dead at 74

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by mactastic, May 5, 2005.

  1. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003

    I may not have agreed with Hackworth much, but he was a true patriot and a soldier above all. His fierce loyalty to the men and women in uniform did not go unnoticed by this lefty.

  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    Hack's "Perfumed Princes of the Pentagon" is another standout comment, about the Administration's military sycophants.

    He joined before he was legally eligible, just at the end of WW II. He served in the Balkans, noting that while the war was supposed to be over, somebody forgot to tell the folks in his area.

    He was one who led from the front as much as possible (Colonels don't generally go out on patrol.) and was fierce in avoiding having his men "wasted". He's right in there with the Chesty Pullers and the George Pattons, although I think Hack was more politically astute.

    A loss to us all--and particularly the Grunts.


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