Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

February 25, 2005

The price is worth it.

Filed under: Military — Bunker @ 5:23 pm

Joe Galloway has some words of wisdom.

It reminds us all that we need to be careful how we talk about the war in Iraq. Whether we approve or disapprove, we are obliged to cast the debate in terms that do not disparage the soldiers who risk everything serving our country, or cause pain to the widows and children who are left with an empty place in their hearts where a husband and a father once dwelled.

Joe has seen and been with men like Sergeant First Class David J. Salie in harm’s way.


  1. A man of wisdom indeed! And a great story teller, which is why he is such a good author.

    I hope I can introduce you the next time we have an Ia Drang function in S. Texas. Joe is from Refugio as you probably know and gets down there as much as possible. He also has a beach front home near Port Aransas.

    He has stories to break your heart and some of the funniest one’s known to man. Remind me to tell, or better yet let him tell, the one about President Johnson calling Charlie Beckwith on the PRC-77 during the seige of Plei Me. Damnest thing you ever heard.

    Comment by Wallace-Midland, Texas — February 25, 2005 @ 7:55 pm

  2. Think Joe would be interested in addressing the Texas Bloggers down in Corpus this fall?

    I went to school with Hal Moore’s little boy, David…I’d like to meet Joe Galloway too!

    Never realized I was a 1%-er….

    See you on the high ground.


    Comment by MajorDad1984 — February 25, 2005 @ 10:31 pm

  3. 1%
    I can’t think of anything to add to Joe Galloway’s words: Sgt. First Class David J. Salie of Columbus, Ga., went to serve in Iraq because he believed the cost was worth it, even if part of the payment was…

    Trackback by trying to grok — February 26, 2005 @ 1:47 am

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