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Posted by on May 3, 2008 in At TMV | 0 comments

Colonel David Hackworth: An Appreciation

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Hackworth (right) with S.L.A. Marshall in Vietnam (1966)

There’s a guy in virtually every organization who is a pop-off, and David Hackworth fit that description perfectly.

But unlike most pop-offs, this man – the most highly decorated soldier in American military history – was reliably on target. So much so that his career ended with the threat of a court martial because of his scathing criticism of the Vietnam War, but his legacy as an eccentric but fearless and brilliant officer and motivator of soldiers has lived on.

Please click here to read more at Kiko’s House, here for a contrarian view of Hackworth by James Joyner at Outside the Beltway, and here for A Baker’s Dozen of Best Books on Vietnam.

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