May 5, 2005: On this day, two years ago, WND reported the sad news of the death of an American hero, retired Army Col. David Hackworth.
One of the most decorated veterans in U.S. history, Hackworth had been a vocal advocate for military reform in the years since he returned from Vietnam.
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He had written a weekly column for WND for seven years before succumbing to bladder cancer.
"Hack never lost his focus," said Roger Charles, president of Soldiers for the Truth, a California-based veterans group for which Hackworth served as chairman. "That focus was on the young kids that our country sends to bleed and die on our behalf. Everything he did in his retirement was to try to give them a better chance to win and to come home. That’s one hell of a legacy."
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