His speech reminded all of us who saw it of the nature and character of the US soldier. And General Stanley McChrystal was a GREAT SOLDIER. He graduated from West Point in 1976 and his 1st assignment was to the 82nd Airborne Division, followed by a stint in Special Forces School at Fort Bragg. The distinguished officer rose up the ranks to become Commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan. Like so many of our great soldiers, he comes from a family of soldiers.
McChrystal is the son of Major General Herbert J. McChrystal, Jr. and was the fourth child in a family of five boys and a girl, all of whom would serve in the military or marry military spouses. His older brother, Colonel Scott McChrystal, is a retired U.S. Army Chaplain.
The mainstream media covered the controversy, but cared little about this man's life, or his remarkable final speech to his friends, family members, and fellow soldiers. It was an extraordinary speech.
HT to HABEEB & Benjamin Rush.