December, 2008

Congratulations to Gen Eric K. "Ric" Shinseki (Ret) on his appointment
as the incoming Secretary of Veterans Affairs!



Rick was one of our 2/9 FO's who was wounded as a 2LT while out with A/1/14 (Alpha Army).  He fought back from an serious leg wound and battled to retain his commission and Active Duty status.  I will consider this nomination an even bigger recovery, considering the humiliation this honorable man faced from Sec of Defense Rumsfeld when Rick wouldn't cave in to the pressure to invade Iraq with an inadequate force.

                                                                                ----Tom Jones, 1/14th Inf Regiment