Col Hackworth. Hero or Pain in the Ass?

Discussion in 'Multinational HQ' started by gennithmedic, Mar 28, 2007.

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  1. Just read, "Steel My Soldiers Hearts" and saw the Soldiers For The Truth website. Personally feel Hack is bang on the money. How is he thought of in the US? Was/Is he influential?
     
  2. Dead I'm thinking.
     
  3. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

  4. Probably a bit of both.
     
  5. Indeed, its almost mandatory.
     
  6. Sad news, although Col Hackworth passed away in 2005.

    I read his book 'About Face' and he seemed like a damned good soldier to me.

    RIP
     
  7. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    I don't think you will find many that wouldn't acknowledge, that he was a great combat leader and soldier, in his time.
     
  8. I lost all respect for him when he started working with or for CNN, and started touting that he was a journalist.

    and here is a blurb to remember him by:
    http://www.cnn.com/US/9705/16/hackworth/