Thursday, May 05, 2005

David Hackworth Dead at 74

Col. David Hackworth was an honorable soldier and served his country well. I had some real disagreements with him politically, but I never lost respect for the man.

HARTFORD, Conn. -- 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, has died, his wife said Thursday. He was 74.

Hackworth died Wednesday in Tijuana, Mexico, where he was receiving treatment for bladder cancer. His wife, Eilhys England, was with him.

"He died in my arms," she said. The couple lived in Greenwich.

I remember on Fox a few years back the discussion turned to Al Haig, Hack referred to him as "Not the sharpest knife in the drawer".....Had that one called right Colonel, Godspeed.

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