Sometimes we when do something right someone appreciates it. I met McMaster, the 3d ACR CO mentioned, in the first Gulf War when he was a Captain. His troop had an Iraqi Republican Guards unit that had dismounted their destroyed vehicles pinned behind a berm. His big concern was that no more of them needed to die at that point and had my PSYOP team call them out to surrender. That's my only memory of the guy, he was able to keep a sense of decency on the battlefield when a 'kill 'em all' attitude would've been the easy way out.