Monday, October 21, 2013

Captain Will Swenson, American Hero, And Our National Disgrace

A brave soldier is finally recognized. The reasons for the delay?  I suggest reading a report in

Another brave soldier, the late Colonel David Hackworth, often spoke out about the “perfumed princes” that infest our armed forces. A typical post.

Over and over, we see men, and now women, who rise to the top by never seeing a conflict between the good of their service, and the good of their careers.

I’m so very happy to see Captain Will Swenson recognized for his achievements. It is deplorable the rotten command structure needed to be exposed for it to happen. As always, your mileage may vary.

A personal note to any of the officers and senior NCOs who were involved in "losing the paperwork", should any of you happen to read this, FUCK YOU VERY MUCH! You are a personal disgrace to your oath and the Army.


Old NFO said...

Concur with ALL!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

I respect all, whatever their job or rank, who do their duty to the best of their ability and keep the faith with our values. I loath REMFs.

Scotty said...

It's just not REMF's, WSF. I found out after the fact that when I was in Vietnam my platoon Sargent and our CO were constantly writing each other commendations.

Even back then Bronze Stars and Silver Stars were passed out like candy. Cheapening the medals for those that truly deserved and earned it.

You'll see many officers nowadays that sport CIB's, Combat Infantry Badges when their primary MOS's are not infantry and their only actions to earn it were to merely to step on the ground of the country were actions were undergoing. It's sickening!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Good points. Don't know if it cheapens the medals; more like cheapens the recipients. They know in their souls they are phonies. May advance their careers but they know there are witnesses, like yourself, to their perfidy.