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Originally Posted by James Langham View Post
Really nice article, although wasn't Hackworth living in Australia by this point? Also with his views on nuclear weapons I can see him staying there! Great use of a historical character though.
The wiki says that he had returned to the US and was reporting on the Global War on Terror and the War in Iraq in the years before he died of Cancer, and I think they said that he was in the US getting Cancer Treatments. His family has been taking legal action trying to get the Government to recognize Agent Blue at the same level as Agent Orange as causing a series of related diseases... and that kind of hit's home for me with the fact my dad died almost a year ago form Agent Orange related health issues. He was only 65 and our family history is to live well into the 90s. The VA doctors had been treating him for a laundry list of medical problems that had been revealed to be related to Agent Orange and PTSD, and the burecrats wouldnt give him his disabilty.
Fuck being a hero. Do you know what you get for being a hero? Nothing! You get shot at. You get a little pat on the back, blah blah blah, attaboy! You get divorced... Your wife can't remember your last name, your kids don't want to talk to you... You get to eat a lot of meals by yourself. Trust me kid, nobody wants to be that guy. I do this because there is nobody else to do it right now. Believe me if there was somebody else to do it, I would let them do it. There's not, so I'm doing it.
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