Skip to comments.David Hackworth, Vietnam vet and military analyst, dies at 74
Posted on 05/05/2005 10:48:38 AM PDT by AgentEcho
Retired Army Col. David Hackworth, a decorated Vietnam veteran who spoke out against the war and later became a journalist and an advocate for military reform, died Wednesday in Mexico, where he was receiving treatment for bladder cancer, his wife said. He was 74.
"He died in my arms yesterday morning," his wife, Eilhys England, said Thursday.
Hackworth, a syndicated columnist for King Features, advocated a streamlined military and improved conditions for troops.
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He served his country honorably regardless his politics.
Hack had puzzled me in recent years. But now is not the time to speak ill of him.
He did write some excellent books. "Steel my soldiers heart" was an excellent read.
He was a good Army Officer, cared about his men. Wonder why he was in Mexico for treatment?
May he rest in peace.
an honorable man - in spite of the fact that he opposed many of the causes that FreeRepublic stands for ...........
RIP , Col Hackworth
Most likely Mexico because they'll do risky things with advanced cancer that the FDA prohibits. Many people head south when their American doctors tell them that all treatment options have been exhausted.
I was thinking, just yesterday, that I had not seen him on anything in a long while.
Rest in Peace
And when he gets to Heaven
To St. Peter he will tell
'One more grunt reporting, sir,
I've served my time in Hell.'
Not uncommon. He was getting treatment that Americans were unwilling to perform.
This man arranged for CBS News to get the pictures from Abu Ghraib. I'm not sure he was honorable, and I'm not sure I can shed a lot of crocodile tears for him. I'll just say that at least he can't cause any more trouble, and may he rest in peace. Amen.
Never agreed with his politics, but my Dad served under him in 'nam and came home alive. God speed Colonel, God speed.
Well Just Damn!
The Hack was a political pain.
On the other hand, he was always concerned about the welfare of the average grunt in the field.
He was a good man and a good soldier.
74 is too young.
And this it what it takes to get Hannity off that damn runaway bride story and shed tears for a person worthy of them........
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