This is coolbert:
Here is an American soldier, the same caliber of individual as a H.H. Munro [Saki], a Jim Corbett, a Frederick Selous, and an Edward Steichen?
A man NOT only of retirement age, but actually retired [from the military?], rallying to the colors in a time of war!!
NOT only willing, but able to do so, AND NOW, LOSING HIS LIFE IN THE PROCESS!!
From the Chicago Tribune today:
“NATION & WORLD”
“IRAQ: Major is oldest GI to die in conflict”
“Veteran of Vietnam War, 60, decided to re-enlist after terrorist attacks of Sept. 11”
“A 60-year old Vietnam War veteran who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq has become the oldest Army soldier to die in that conflict”
“Maj. Steven Hutchison . . . decided to re-enlist after the Sept. 11 terrorists attacks and the death of his wife”
This is truly commendable! A man of advanced age, performing his duty, serving his nation. SURELY SOME SORT OF COMMENSURATE DUTY COULD HAVE BEEN FOUND FOR THIS MAN WHERE HIS LIFE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PLACED IN DANGER!!??
Maj. Steve was willing, able, and BRAVE!! I salute this hero!! “The moral is to the physical as three is to one!!” - - Napoleon!