Col. David Hackworth is dead...




 
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May 6th, 2005  
Zucchini
 

Topic: Col. David Hackworth is dead...


http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/06/ny...hackworth.html


From the article:

David H. Hackworth, a much-decorated and highly unconventional former career Army officer who became a combat legend in Vietnam, and later enraged his superiors by lambasting the war on national television, died on Wednesday ...

Colonel Hackworth lied to enlist in the Army at 15 and won a battlefield commission at 20 to become the Korean War's youngest captain. He was America's youngest full colonel in Vietnam, and won a total of 91 medals, including two Distinguished Service Crosses, 10 Silver Stars, 8 Bronze Stars and 8 Purple Hearts. ...
May 6th, 2005  
vargsriket
 
Damn, that medals tally is nothing short of impressive. Only thing missing is a CMoH.
May 6th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
RIP!

http://www.hackworth.com/
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May 6th, 2005  
Zucchini
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by vargsriket
Damn, that medals tally is nothing short of impressive. Only thing missing is a CMoH.
I believe he was recommended for it, possibly more than once, but it did not go through.

Could be because he was a bit of a pain in the butt to the guys up the ladder.