Passing of a remarkable soldier

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    John Shalikashvili was the Chairman of the JCS, the only foreign born person ever to hold that position. His father Dimitri had been an officer in the Czar's army in the early 20th century, and later during WWII was in germany's waffen SS.
     
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    Unspectacular career as an artillery officer in peacetime and a paper pusher in VietNam. Just the kind of general Clinton would want as COS.
     
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    and you did what, von clauswitz?
     
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    What the hell would you know about a fine military career, idiot?
     
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    *shrugs*...very very few get to that spot without being a political lap dog....Powell too.

    Obama screwed Petraeus out of his spot unfortunately.
     
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    You know less than zero about the Military you pussy.:eusa_liar:
     
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    I don't want to take away from the guy's legacy. He served honorably and was a good soldier. I'm surprised the CIA didn't use his language skills during the Cold War and maybe they did. Clinton had a strange relationship with the Military and he probably thought it was amusing to appoint a Russian born general with a heavy accent to be COS. Petraeus was used as a a punching bag by liberal democrats. It's strange that he would be appointed as CIA director. Maybe to shut him up.
     
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    Yaaaaaaa - tell us all about your adventures in 101st Paper Shuffler Brigade. :lmao:
     
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    Powell was worse than a lapdog - he had a very bad career, marked by incompetence. He came up of course by "affirmative action". He was sort of the obama of the military. His last mistake in public was as secretary of state, taking fake "evidence" of WMDs to the UN security council. Now, how many men would make such claims before at least driving over to the CIA, and saying "big claims need big proof - convince me"? Not powell, he zipped over to the UN and made a fool of himself, a fitting end for a guy who should have retired as a sergeant.
     
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    His decorations are below. What do you have? The Druggie Rehabilitation Medal? :lmao:

    Decorations and badges Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with 3 Oak leaf clusters)
    Distinguished Service Medal, Army
    Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Bronze Star (with Valor device)
    Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
    Air Medal
    Joint Service Commendation Medal
    Army Commendation Medal
    Presidential Medal of Freedom
    National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star in lieu of two campaigns
    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    Vietnam Service Medal with silver service star in lieu of five campaigns
    Southwest Asia Service Medal
    Humanitarian Service Medal
    Army Service Ribbon
    Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 5 device

    Inter-American Defense Board Medal
    Combat Infantryman Badge
    Parachutist Badge
    Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
    Army Staff Identification Badge
    Vietnam - Vietnam Gallantry Cross with two Silver Stars (Division citation) and one bronze star (Regiment citation)
    Vietnam - Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal (First Class)
    Vietnam - Vietnam Campaign Medal with 1960 bar
    Canada - Meritorious Service Decoration (Military Division), M.S.C. [4]
    Germany - Bund Naturschutz Medal [5]
    Poland - Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland[13]
    In 1996, he was the first recipient of the Naval War College Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award.
     

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