Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Colonel David Hackworth. I'll remember you...

A guy who wasn't afraid to try something and fail. He took the worst battalion in the Army and turned it into the best. He "understood the atmosphere of violence. That meant he knew how to keep his head, to think in danger's midst. In battle the worst thing is paralysis. He mastered his own fear and learned how to kill. He led by example, and his men followed."

He was kicked out of the Army in 1971 because he told ABC News that Vietnam was a bad war that couldn't be won. At the same time predicting, to within the year, how long it would before the S. Vietnamese regime fell. Our most highly decorated veteran of Korea and Vietnam. From there, he went on to become a leader of the Australian anti-nuclear movement, an investigative reporter and a great writer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Hackworth

And here's the organization he started to encourage other warriors to think and speak and act for change...
http://www.hackworth.com/index2.html

1 Comments:

At 8:53 PM, Blogger scott said...

Thanks for the entry into the Burning Corn slogan contest, and thanks for teaching me something. I googled your name, and I think I have to get the "Brave Soldat Svejk" book. It sounds great.

Speaking of books, I saw your blog on Hackworth. He sounds a lot like John Paul Vann. Have you heard of “A Bright and Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam” by Neil Sheehan?

Amazing story.

Scott R
(Burning Corn)

 

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