Sunday, April 22, 2018
What John Wayne did in the movies this man did in real life.
The boy from Chicago who did good! Has now passed and we are all the worse for it too!!
Iron Mike Mike Healy. Thanks to the tip from Freeper and all stand proud for the General.
"A National Hero Dies; meanwhile, a National Disgrace ensues in the Tennessee Air National Guard"
"Last Saturday, retired Major General ‘Iron Mike’ Healy passed away at the age of 91. Healy, was a living legend in the Special Forces community; a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he was the inspiration for John Wayne’s character, 'Col. Iron Mike Kirby,' in the 1968 film 'The Green Berets.' Major General Healy earned the nickname 'Iron Mike' while serving as a young officer leading Army Rangers on combat patrols deep behind enemy lines in Korea in the early 1950s. The nickname would follow him throughout his career, including during five tours — nearly eight years in all."
I need not say anymore. The CV [curriculum vitae] speaks for itself.